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As we enter December next week here are some key updates for below; Set the clock! A reminder we start at 8.30am for all pupils. Please work to meet this time and arrive ‘for’ 8.30am as we cannot let pupils in earlier than this due to Covid restrictions. Thank you. Fogging deep clean We are […]

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This week has seen further announcements on various levels across Scotland, Edinburgh as we know remains in level 3 with the restrictions associated to that level. From a school perspective we have continued to progress in many aspects where we can virtually or in person. Key points below; Infection Control Steps We continue to have […]

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A week with some positives as early news of steps regarding a vaccine emerge and a wonderful night for the country as the National Football Team qualify for next year. The expectation of 22yrs makes this significant, but compounding that is the fact we can now look forward to this event as a country in […]

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Another busy week at Leith Academy as we progress through November. Some key points of information for this week; Parents’ Eve Thank you to all Staff and Parents who contributed to making this a largely positive experience. Throughout Covid we have boldly embraced new ways of working. Our sole aim was to provide some form […]

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This has been a particularly busy week with updates and developments, Edinburgh as you know is in Level 3 of the latest Govt thresholds. It will be useful to familiarise yourself and your family the implications around this Govt based level. I have highlighted some points I think are of interest to Pupils and Families; […]

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We hope you had an enjoyable break last week. Today our staff were working on plans and details linked to our ongoing recovery. We have a big half term coming up, normally filled with presentations, concerts, parents’ eve and prelim assessments – all of which we are rethinking in line with National and Council advice […]

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My continued thanks to all our staff, pupils and families for the joint effort, work and support as we have navigated our way through a school half term like no other. Our community spirit which we have in Leith will be needed as we return through November and December so this break presents a welcome […]

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This week has had several updates for schools but also in our wider community as restrictions change. The weather turns to Autumn and this in itself will continue to bring added challenge to how we adapt through the pandemic. My communication yesterday was specifically linked to the SQA news and signposting you to the Parent […]

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Following the announcements yesterday from Nicola Sturgeon First Minister and John Swinney Deputy First Minister we will continue to plan our next steps. Andy Gray, Chief Education Officer has written to all Parents. The letter can be found here and you should have received a text taking you to the Council website. The SQA latest […]

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With 2 weeks till the October half term we are continuing to work hard to provide a balance of a happy, supportive learning environment alongside a safe and secure space in terms of infection control. The later depends heavily on our individual actions and I thank our Pupils and Staff for their continued efforts here. […]

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As we complete September and enter October next week we continue to work within the unpredictable landscape of the pandemic. Thank you for the support and understanding of those who were impacted by the positive case we had in our community which linked into the School. We received good support from ScotGovt and the NHS […]

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We have followed the guidelines set out by the NHS Team and have an update below. Please see a letter attached from NHS Lothian. This is the 2nd message from Mr Irving and NHS Lothian As you already know, we are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We […]

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Pupils, Parents, Partners, We received an update from NHS Lothian today. There is no cause for alarm and the school remains open. Message from Mr Irving and NHS Lothian We were informed today of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following […]

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Today we start the September weekend which presents us with a Monday holiday. We hope our families have a nice long weekend and that the weather holds in a positive way. Some key points and updates below; Staggered times Our staggered times and entry points will remain in place for next week. See earlier posts […]

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Update for stakeholders This week has seen a further shift in the First minister’s guidance we all have to follow. Once again I commend our staff and pupils who have worked together through the steps with a shared aim of trying to keep us as safe as possible. The announcements this week have been a […]

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Now that we have been back for almost a month we thought it was important to continue to echo and reinforce the importance of maintaining the steps we have planned at Leith Academy and also the steps our young adults need to take when in their community. Across the country it is well documented that […]

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Thank you for your efforts through this week as we implemented the guidance that we all should wear a covering when travelling around the school. It has been a cautious week in general regarding the pandemic as the First Minister watches parts of the country and our communities carefully. Some key points to keep you […]

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As we complete August and enter September our pupils and staff continue to work within the new expectations and restrictions we have in place. Continued thanks to all for supporting ‘Think LEITH’ and taking the steps we need to keep our return as safe as we can. Some key points below; Letters for Parents Through […]

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Dear Pupil, Parent, Partner, Edinburgh Council has written to all Parents with some updates on various themes including face coverings. The letter is available to view at the bottom of this post. All pupils and staff will play their part from Monday in responding to the Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister’s request that we should wear […]

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On Monday 31st August our school photographer will be with us to take individual photos of S1, S4 and S6 pupils. Many steps have been put in place, both as a school and in conjunction with our photographer, to make sure this is a safe process with physical distancing, sanitising before and after every photograph […]

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Thank you to all who have helped us through our first full week. All our stakeholders have responded as well as possible to the challenging situation. I spoke with all pupils today through Microsoft Teams and thanked them for their maturity in how they handled this week. This maturity will need to continue as we […]

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Update on returning to School Dear Pupils and Parents, We finished the week at full occupancy with a staggered entry and staggered exit. We will continue with this approach next week with details below, to help us control the flow in and out of the building at any one time. We have created ‘Think L.E.I.T.H’ […]

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We wish all of our Senior S4,5,6 Pupils the very best tomorrow when they receive their results. We are unable to recollect a time when it has been under these circumstances. As ever, there will be positives and aspects to look at on our return to School for pupils next week. Below are some links […]

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Pupils, Parent, Partners and all Stakeholders, We have come to the end of the school year and there has never been one like it. The announcements over the last few days have obviously had a significant impact on previous planning up to that point. The support from Staff, Parent Council and all our partners has […]

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As we finish the second last week and enter the last week of the School year it is certainly not filled with the usual emotions we associate with this time of year. That said we are working hard to provide some celebratory and enjoyable activities as befits the last weeks of the summer term alongside […]

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STAKEHOLDERS UPDATE FOR 12 JUNE 2020 As we progress through June there have been some announcements from Edinburgh Council today on the planning for August. Details in this area and other key points are below; School Plan – Alistair Gaw, Executive Director of Children & Families The Director has written to all Parents. This letter […]

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STAKEHOLDER UPDATE 5 JUNE 2020 I hope you are all continuing to cope and focus on positive aspects of this challenging situation. Again, thank you to everyone for the work being done at home, at hubs, via deliveries, online and in any other form as we all continue to support each other. As a way […]

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STAKEHOLDER UPDATE FOR 29 MAY 2020 Next week we enter June, and we begin to enter a period of time where lockdown measures begin to ease within certain conditions. I hope you have some time with friends and family beyond your own and enjoy a Scottish Summer weekend. This week has continued to be heavily […]

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As we complete another week there have been some updates at a National level that will be considered over the coming period of time. Please see below some key points; First Minister – phased recovery plan Following the First Minister’s announcement yesterday (Thursday) Education will continue to look at and develop possible plans over the […]

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We once again arrive at the Friday of another week. Today I have also provided my update in the form of a face to face video to at least have some sort of ‘normalised’ contact with our pupils and families. Click here https://clickv.ie/w/WMbn The key points for today; New Learning We have made the move […]

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UPDATE FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS 10TH MAY 2020 Primarily I hope you are all taking steps to remain safe and well within the continued restrictions. We would be in the full throws of our summer term by now with the exams progressing alongside internal assessments in school, work placements, P7 transition activities, moving pupils into a […]

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STAKEHOLDER UPDATE 1 MAY 2020 We enter May and I hope the week has been to some degree productive on various fronts. Learning will play its part from a school point of view but I hope there has been productivity in other ways within your family; doing things together, talking together more and exercising / […]

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UPDATE TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS 24 APRIL 2020 Week one is complete of the summer term. There are several updates below linking to the position we are in now and also to some of the steps and plans we are discussing as a school as we move through the summer term. Key points; SQA Please continue […]

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Ordinarily we would be returning from the Easter break excited at the start of the Summer term and ready for a wide variety of school events from Exams to our Evening of Celebration. We all know that this is clearly not the case. The priority remains that if at all possible we stay at home […]

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UPDATE FOR STAKEHOLDERS OF LEITH ACADEMY 3 APRIL 2020 This is a follow on message from yesterday’s briefing. As we officially enter the Easter break it will not have the usual interactions we associate with the beginning of Summer. SQA As mentioned yesterday we were awaiting a statement from the Scottish Qualifications Authority. This came […]

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UPDATE FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS OF LEITH ACADEMY 2 APRIL 2020 In ordinary times we would be completing our term at Leith Academy tomorrow and wishing our pupils and their families a pleasant Easter holiday. We are certainly not in that place at present. Thank you to all stakeholders. Our staff, our parents, our pupils and […]

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EMAIL WHICH WAS SENT OT ALL PARENTS ON FRIDAY 27 MARCH 2020 Dear Parent / Carer / Family, We hope you are doing as well as possible in these circumstances. Thank you for following the guidance where possible and keeping yourself and your children / family at home. This will help the work we are […]

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UPDATE FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS OF LEITH ACADEMY The announcement last night from the Prime Minister and First Minister naturally is triggering conferences and meetings as we adjust to the situational developments. I have tried to take the significant amounts of information coming in at present and provide you with what may be useful to us […]

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STATEMENT FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS AT LEITH ACADEMY You will have seen from Sunday’s update there have been some developments in certain areas; SQA and coursework. Nicola Sturgeon, First Minister spoke plainly that pupils are not to be in schools to complete SQA coursework. Schools have been shut for medical reasons in preventing disease spread, especially […]

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Thank you to all stakeholders; Parents, Partners and Pupils for the supportive stance you have taken and are taking during this challenge. My Teaching and Support staff have worked extremely hard under tight timelines and conditions to provide the support they can to our pupils. This will continue where possible, as we now go into […]

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STATEMENT FOR LEITH ACADEMY STAKEHOLDERS 19 MARCH 2020 I have attached a letter for Parents from Andy Gray, Chief Education Officer, Edinburgh Council for your information. There will be more Council updates to follow, please continue to check the council website and our Leith website / twitter. Since yesterday we have had updates from different […]

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STATEMENT AND UPDATE FOR ALL LEITH ACADEMY STAKEHOLDERS Announcements have been made today around the planned closure of Schools in a bid to take sensible steps in curbing the pandemic in the United Kingdom. There will be further details to the announcements which are carried by various media streams, I will keep you updated as […]

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We are in a reactive position to respond to any announcements from government. We will keep you updated as matters develop across Scotland and the UK. The update we would send you today, as you can expect is largely dominated by current affairs linked to the Coronavirus. See below; PISA Recently, we were randomly selected […]

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We are keeping a close eye on any updates regarding the Coronavirus. Both at home and at school we can work with young people on taking sensible steps to support them in busy public spaces. Business as usual presses on in schools as we are in the process of SQA internal assessments for our Seniors […]

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This week has been dominated by our Eco Drive with the Pupil Council. We were joined today by Ben MacPherson MSP who spoke with young people about the ideas they have to make Leith Academy greener. He also spoke with our community as we celebrated Purple Friday. Some further updates are below; Purple Friday As […]

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As we return from the mid term break we are preparing ourselves for a very busy and significant term. S6 pupils are entering their final 7 weeks of formal Schooling and our younger pupils are getting set for their choices and transition into the next year group. Some updates for you below; Uniform update How […]

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Leith Dress Code Update Every year as we approach Spring we take a closer look at our uniform and dress code. The code is simple and easy to follow for Parents. Please support us with this. Please use the half term to update any items if needed as we will be checking carefully on our […]

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As we hurtle towards the half term holiday next week we have a big week planned supporting Mental Health, Diversity and our Business Links. See below; Diversity Day NEXT THURSDAY – Is our famous Diversity Day where we will have stalls, shows, food, refreshments, performances and many more exciting activities for all Pupils and Parents. […]

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Another busy and successful week at Leith Academy as the days get longer. 3 weeks today we break up for the February holiday so every lesson / day / week counts as we enter the ‘choice’ process as pupils select their pathways. Some highlights and key points to keep you informed; Dance Team 5 pupils […]

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The following sessions are being offered by staff to help pupils make improvements based on their post prelim feedback from teachers. There are a huge number of sessions running, so please make use of these and plan them into your revision schedules. https://leithacademy.uk/pupils/supported-study-schedule/

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Wishing you all a Happy New Year as we enter 2020 at Leith Academy. We’ve had a very positive first week back with Pupils, Staff and Partners energised and ready to deliver improved outcomes for the young people of Leith. Time will go quickly with only 4 weeks today until the Feb half-term. This is […]

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The Youth Philanthropy Initiative Final is on Thursday (19th Dec) afternoon and we look forward to showcasing our S3 presentations for this year. We will reveal the names of the finalists to the pupils today, and those pupils will be out of lessons for the day on Thursday so that they can rehearse during periods […]

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Staff, Pupils and Partners Prelims The prelims finish today, thank you for the support you have provided to the young adults as they ‘take stock’ of where they are in their courses. Our next steps are to mark and give feedback on what has gone well and what next steps are needed to plan for […]

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As we enter December the festive season is beginning to come to life within the Academy. It is as ever a busy and hectic time from performances to prelims happening across the school over the coming weeks. My Christmas letter has been emailed to Parents and I trust this gives you time to make any […]

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Staff, Pupils and Partners Live N Learn All of our S4’s had a session from Jen at https://live-n-learn.co.uk/ where the pupils worked on having a positive mindset. Breaking study and revision into manageable steps. Understanding the importance of planning your week. The session was timed to link in to the upcoming prelims in Dec. Prelims […]

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Our Prelim timetable is now ready for pupils and their families to discuss and plan alongside. Please bear in mind that over the summer exams the SQA have 7 weeks to run these. During School prelims we have 2 weeks so there will be smaller gaps in between exams with some exams being on the […]

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Website Our website handover is complete. We will go one step at a time….. www.leith.edin.sch.uk My Parent version ‘post’ of Head’s News will be available….. https://leithacademy.uk/heads-news-8-nov-2019/ Remembrance Thank you to Rev May, the Prefects and all involved in pulling together this historic act we have done for many years at Leith next to our war […]

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As we enter November it was another busy week at Leith Academy. The bulletin which is emailed to Parents through the week keeps you updated with the events / sign ups / clubs and trips that go on in any given week. Below is some news to help keep you informed of ongoing developments across […]

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