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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

08 February 2019

Good afternoon

We have now reached half term and it has been a very busy one indeed, as you will know from my previous updates.  Staff and pupils have worked exceptionally hard this term especially with the addition of prelims for senior pupils and prelim marking for staff. Hopefully the holiday next week will allow everyone to recharge their batteries and return full of zest. 


Nick Tait, the new Faculty Head of Technologies, started with us on Monday.

Gavin Boyle, Biology, will start on Monday 18th February.

Mrs Caroline Falconer (DHT) is embarking on a 23 month secondment as a Quality Improvement Officer with the South East Improvement.  Alice Clubb, Curriculum Leader of Maths was the successful candidate and we are currently agreeing a start date for her.

Interviews will take place for English on Tuesday 19th February. The interviews for part-time temporary guidance teacher will also take place on Tuesday 19th February.   This will be a job share with Mrs Wendy Doig, who returned this week part-time Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. 

I have also advertised for full time positions in Modern Studies and PE.  These have gone out internally first (within East Lothian Council) and then externally thereafter if we do not appoint.

We are re-advertising for a part-time Home Economics teacher.


Dylan Pearman, S2, was playing at the Scottish Junior National Championships last weekend.  He had a bye in the first round but played 4 matches between Saturday and Sunday in the boys under 15 competition.  Dylan came 5th overall, which is fantastic considering he is 13 and only moved into this age category at the beginning of the season.  Well done Dylan!


Two S2 pupils, Oakleigh Robertson and Amy Reid,  won the Scottish Gymnastics Team Gym Championships at Meadowmill on Sunday (Level 3 Youth – the highest possible youth level). A brilliant achievement!

PE Performance

PE staff have been taking up their weekends going to see various pupils playing their sports in league and cup fixtures as part of the certificated course the pupils are doing (one off performance assessment).  PE staff have been very impressed with all the talented sports performers we have in our midst!


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