Pupil Post

This is the place to view all letters and other documents sent home via 'pupil post'.

Letters in the Last Month

Published: Mon 25 Oct 2021

There will be a WEBINAR session for parents/carers on the reform of The Scottish Qualifications Authority and Education Scotland on Wednesday 27 October 2021 at 6.30 pm.

The Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills announced on 22 June 2021 the intention to replace the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and remove the function of school inspection from Education Scotland.   Professor Ken Muir, University of the West of Scotland, has been appointed to act as an independent advisor to the Scottish Government to consider and advise on the implementation of these changes and consider all functions currently delivered by both the SQA and Education Scotland.

Professor Muir wants to hear the views and ideas from all those with an interest in Scottish Education.   This webinar is an opportunity specifically for parents and carers with children and young people in education, to hear first-hand about this reform work, to express views and ideas about the kind of education system we want to see in Scotland for the future and to ask questions of Professor Muir.

The virtual webinar session will take place on Wednesday 27 October 2021 from 6 30 pm till 8 pm.

The event will be held via Microsoft Teams Live and the link to join will be sent the day before to the email address used by participants to register. Please register your interest in attending via EventBrite.

Published: Thu 7 Oct 2021

I am writing to provide some additional updates on the current information we have from the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) in relation to the plans for National Qualifications for this academic year.
Following the decision by Scottish Government Ministers that exams should go ahead in 2022 if it is safe to do so, East Lothian schools are planning their approaches to supporting young people through their learning in their chosen national qualification courses, and the approaches that will be used to assess their own progress as we near the planned exam diet beginning in April 2022. Full details available in letter issued 7 October 2021, from Nicola McDowell, Head of Education.

Published: Thu 30 Sep 2021

What are the major changes in the school flu vaccination programme for 2021/2022?

Published: Mon 27 Sep 2021

East Lothian Council invites comments on the draft school session dates for 2022/23 to 2024/25.  

Comments can be made through the East Lothian Consultation Hub (between 27 September 2021 until 18 October 2021.

The consultation on the draft school session dates for 2022/23 to 2024/25 is to seek stakeholder views.  Our neighbouring authorities, City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council have set, or are in the process of setting, their session dates and these dates are available on the respective websites.  The East Lothian Council draft dates have taken cognises of our neighbouring authority dates and very much align with City of Edinburgh Council dates.

Published: Fri 24 Sep 2021

I hope you all had an enjoyable long weekend.

I am writing to update you on the latest version of the Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools which was updated last week along with a further update on curriculum charges. Full details are available in letter issued on Friday 24 September 2021 from Nicola McDowell.

Published: Thu 23 Sep 2021

E-sgoil are offering study support weekly. See timetable below.


Archive Letters

Published: Thu 16 Sep 2021

Jason Leitch (National Clinical Director) has written to all parents/carers:

"We are now well into the new academic year, and I have been delighted to see reports of children and pupils returning filled with enthusiasm and optimism for the year ahead. I hope that is reflective of the experience in your own household.

At this stage, I wanted to write to you so that I can help explain how cases of Covid-19 in childcare settings and schools are being managed, and how information that has been gathered since the start of term is helping to inform what arrangements need to be in place going forward."

Continue to read the full letter from Jason Leitch

Published: Thu 16 Sep 2021

The National e-Learning Offer will continue to support learning and teaching in session 2021/22. Its combination of live sessions via e-Sgoil, recorded lessons on West OS and further supported resources can be used when in school and settings and for any further periods of remote learning or self-isolation. Find everything in one place via the NeLO search page. Full details are available below:

Published: Mon 13 Sep 2021

Dear Parents/Carers, We appreciate there have been a number of changes in how cases of COVID-19 in schools are being managed since the start of term and that this has caused some confusion and anxiety. We hope this letter helps explain these changes. Full details are available in the letter issued from NHS Lothian on 13 September 2021.

Published: Fri 3 Sep 2021

We were delighted to welcome children and young people back to school at the start of the new term in August.

We are extremely grateful to you as parents and carers for your understanding and ongoing support through what has been a very difficult 18 months for everyone as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for education and learning have been significant and far-reaching. Full details are available in the letter from Nicola McDowell, Head of Education on Friday 3 September 2021.