A Word from Mrs Ingham, Head Teacher

23 June 2017

What a great and busy week we’ve had!

We welcomed the P7s in for their two-day visit on Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and what an impressive bunch they are! They coped so well with getting round the building, carrying all their stuff around, being prepared, and having a “can-do” attitude. The feedback that I got from them was really positive (lunch proved to be something of a highlight for a lot of them, as did science experiments!) and I think that they are in a really good place to transition to us properly in August. Thanks to all the S6 and staff who worked so hard across the primaries and in Knox to make this such a successful event.

As part of Money Week and our ongoing efforts to prepare pupils for leaving school we ran our first S6 'Developing Financial Futures' Day on Monday. We had three workshops being delivered by RBS MoneySense, the Stewart Ivory Foundation, and Citizen's Advice with topics ranging from Crowdfunding, Debt, Sources of Income, Student Funding, Homelessness and the transition to Independent Living - including sharing accommodation! SAAS (the Student Awards Agency Scotland) also delivered a talk to the S6 last week covering eligibility for support, tuition fee costs, bursaries/student loans entitlements, repaying your student loan and how to apply. All the S6 pupils attended this - whether they are intending on applying to university or not as some may be taking a year out and others may consider it at a later date. We are also working on an exciting 'Near to Peer' project with Edinburgh University and Young Enterprise; this...

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