Well done to all on the first week back. The clocks ‘fall back’ this weekend to hopefully provide some lighter mornings over the next few weeks.

Key points;

Covid in winter –  Having hoped there would be an easing of some restrictions, the Govt remains cautious over how the NHS will cope as we go through the winter. The next few weeks will have an important impact on the Christmas period. In School we will continue to take steps to help;

-wear a covering at all times

-hand hygiene is vital

-keep distance where possible

-take break / lunch outside where possible (bring jackets) to avoid gatherings indoors

-take 2 x lat flow tests each week and record the results

-have discsussions at home linked to vaccination options for young adults

Mid year assessment / Prelim

The planning / thinking for these is well underway. We are awaiting updates from SQA and Public Health around capacity matters such as use of the hall. Ms Watson hopes to have plans to staff / pupils / families over the coming weeks, but this only provides ‘the order’ of assessments. The message for all S4,5,6 from Home and School is to keep attending / asking / listening and learning as best they can in preparation of achieving the outcomes we all hope for.

S4,5,6 Parents’ Eve online

Senior phase first half is next week Thurs 4th online, for Anderson and Barton Houses S4,5,6. Please follow the step by step guides sent by the school / online company. If you ahve any questions please ask via Admin@leith.edin.sch.uk

What are you up to out of School?

We are asking all pupils to complete this form (2 mins) https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=af6sSGo3tUKfacnke7-5xLDDPZaMxwBFt4NQAq7KvDJUMlI4MTBWSjk2UEVRUUJNQjgyVVVPRlAzTy4u

It is self explanatory and will help us to support young people to engage in activites in the wider life of their school / community, which we know has a positive impact on their well being.

S3 Track 1 Reports – These reports are now being quality checked and finalised at School with a view to emailing to Parents over the coming days next week. As ever, the track reports should help trigger positive discussions at home at an early point so we can come together as School / Family / Pupil to plan positive next steps where needed.

Positive destinations – When a youngster leaves Leith Academy we do all we can to support them with their next step into work, learning, qualifications or training. Please a newsletter for pupils and Families which will be of interest.

Leith Trust – Funding Opportunities

We have a strong partnership with the Leith Trust, they want to support groups or organisations who work to benefit the children and young people of the Leith are. They have financial grants available to support. The grants can be used to support young people and their mental, physical, moral or social benefit. For more information please go to: https://leithistrust.wordpress.com/ . Alternatively, you can contact Mr Stewart at the school on Admin@leith.edin.sch.uk

Fireworks letter – Please see a letter from Police Scotland in keeping children and communities safe.

Adult Education at Leith Academy – The Team are starting back with face to face session in line with Covid precautions. Course such as Yoga, Art and beginners Russian are just some of what is on offer. Check the website for info and booking details….

You can book on our website: www.joininedinburgh.org – the courses are available to view and book. 


Have a good weekend from all at Leith Academy.

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