Another week of adjustments and latest developments to plan for as we enter a new stage of the recovery with nursery and P1-3 returning next week. We too will have some S4,5,6 returning to complete essential practical work that ‘can only’ be done in school, though with testing and 2m distance for all in place there is clearly a cautious approach to be taken.

Home Testing – Letters, consent forms and a privacy notice will be sent to S4,5,6 Families/Pupils by email later today. This will only affect a small number of pupils who need to be invited in to school for essential practical work that cannot be done at home, Teachers will speak to their classes through our usual channel of teams. Please read the information from NHS and Govt carefully and keep in touch if you have questions.

Practical learning next week for small numbers – Linked to the point above on testing, plans are developing and these have been emailed to S4,5,6 Pupils/Families. Your Teacher will keep you updated via Teams if you are invited to come into school. All time spent in school must now be at 2m distance for S4,5,6 as well as our ISP. Face coverings and hand san remain a priority as before.

Assembly – Mr Stewart will hold a coursing assembly on Monday and Tuesday morning to help provide Pupils and Families with some key information on deciding the path you wish to take in year 21/22. An email will be sent to your School email account;

Monday 8.30am – S4 and S5 assembly

Tuesday 8.30am – S3 assembly

S3 into Senior Phase info evening – A link will be sent to S3 Parents to attend our information evening on Feb 25th at 6.30pm. Here Mr Stewart will cover the key points and hopefully support family discussions on this exciting next phase of learning.

SQA – The SQA have published the following SQA National Qualifications alternative certification model updates for parents and carers and learners These have also been emailed to the learners S4, 5 and 6 pupils.

Leith development – a message from and Edin Council

The City of Edinburgh Council are developing a project to create a safer and more comfortable street environment for walking, cycling, wheeling and spending time in the local streets and outdoor spaces of Leith.  To do this, we are developing and consulting on:

  • Concept design proposals for a new high quality cycling link from the Foot of the Walk to Ocean Terminal; and
  • Setting the scope of a Low Traffic Neighbourhood (LTN) in Leith.

As a stakeholder for the project, would like to make you aware that a community engagement with residents is now live from 8th – 28th February 2021 to gather information and inform the scope of the project.

Residents, businesses and locals will have the opportunity to respond by post, email and an online survey, with all materials available online at

Have a good weekend from all at Leith Academy.

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