Following our update on Friday regarding Thursday’s planned strike action by some colleagues across the Country there have been ongoing meetings with Senior Council staff.

Please see below key points to help minimise what is a disruptive time for all involved;

Thursday – Young people do not come into school on Thursday. Pupils will have online learning provided for the lessons they have which are taught by non striking Teachers on Thursday. They should check their Teams pages for details in the morning. Lessons will be taking place during the normal lesson time and may include resources uploaded, a chat session where questions can be asked or a video lesson with explanations / instructions as appropriate.

Free School Meal -Youngsters who are Free School Meal entitled will receive a packed lunch on Wednesday which can be used for the Thursday if required. This arrangement was used for the previous strike to support particular families and young people.

Prelims / Mid Year Assessments – S4,5,6 youngsters involved in planned assessments for Thursday can sit all but 1 of these papers as normal, in school. Following an updated risk assessment this can be done safely and proportionately. See details below from Ms Watson;


All, except one, of the prelims will run as timetabled on Thursday 8th December, including any pupils who have discussed a coincident/rearrangement with Miss Watson and are sitting it on Thursday.  The Practical Cookery pupils who were originally timetabled for Thursday are sitting theirs on Wednesday 7th December (as was communicated with all pupils previously).

National 5 and Higher Spanish LISTENING papers have been postponed until Monday 12thDecember (details below).  Spanish Reading and Writing Papers take place on Thursday as timetabled.

If you have any questions please email for support.

As ever we all hope for National discussions to continue in the New Year which get us to a resolution. Thank you for the work in supporting young people on Thursday. We will see all as normal on Friday morning.

Leith Academy

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