Parental Engagement in Edinburgh (Summary)
Parents’ evenings at secondary school are a big change from primary school. Here are a few ideas to help…
- The staff sit at desks in the assembly hall and canteen area, arranged by subjects. You move round to find the teachers you have appointments with.
- There are maps on the walls to help locate teachers and departments, that are grouped together
- Appointments are 5 minutes long.
- Your child picks appointments
- If you want to speak to a particular teacher your child needs to get an appointment on his/her ‘dance card’
- These are very busy evenings. Appointments tend to slip and you may need to be in two places at once!
- Top tip: Speak to others waiting to find out their times.
- There may be an opportunity to speak with individual teachers at the end of the evening or if they have a gap in appointments.
- Parent Council members and senior staff will be there, so feel free to ask for help
You can always contact school via the office to ask to talk to subject teacher (or pupil support) if you have more detailed queries to discuss.
Among the Scottish universities with open days in November are those listed below:
- Heriot-Watt University
- University of Glasgow
- University of St Andrews
- University of the Highlands and Islands
- Glasgow Caledonian University
Mr Paterson’s guide to revising for national exams. This material has been used in school assemblies.
The school has posted the hockey and rugby training and fixtures list for this school year on their website. Each is a handy resource for parents wanting to plan their weekends.
Hint: On the hoockey calendar the letters refer to where the matches are played. Home (H), away (A) or the location where that team is playing. As an example where matches are being played against two schools, S3 might be playing Dunfermline (D) while S2 are playing Linlithgow (L)
“Making Maths Count” is a Scottish Government national initiative that has two broad aims:
- To encourage greater enthusiasm for maths amongst children and young people, their parents, carers and the wider public
- To provide support for teachers and help raise attainment in Mathematics National Qualifications.
To encourage engagement from the wider general public an online questionnaire has been developed to look at how people feel about maths, how they use maths and how confident they are with their maths skills.
The minutes from our last meeting of school year 2014-2015 are now available.