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Posts from the ‘Headteacher’s Blog’ Category

04 March 2021 – All-through

An update from Mr Hagney on the return to school from 15 March 2021.

09 December 2020 – Secondary S4-6

Dear Parents and Carers

Yesterday the Depute First Minister, Mr John Swinney, announced that all SQA qualifications will be assessed using an Alternative Certification Model and not through exams in 2021. I have prepared a summary of what this means for our S4-6 pupils, which is below.

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14 August 2020 – Nursery and Primary

Dear Parents and Carers

What a unique week! This special ‘soft start’ or transition week has been really helpful as we help our pupils adapt to our school’s return. We have been keeping very busy preparing and we are looking forward to everyone being back on Monday.

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14 August 2020 – Secondary

Dear Parents and Carers

This week has been unique! Not only have we returned to school after nearly 5 months, we were greeted on Wednesday to lightning, thunder and a flooded turning circle! All to announce the arrival of our new pupils!

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1 July 2020 – All through

End of term message:

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7 May 2020 – Secondary

Dear Parents/Carers

I am writing to you to give you an update on the latest figures from our school leavers (2018-19).  These figures are released at the end of February each year and are (once again) among the most positive results the school has ever had, so it is only right I share these with you, the parents of our young people who have achieved so much.  Education research continually points to the importance of your role in the success of young people at school – your support, engagement and encouragement make a huge difference to your children, so you rightly share in their successes, together with the teaching staff of St John’s Academy who work so hard to help our pupils achieve their potential.

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20 April 2020 – All through

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope this finds you and your family safe and well.  I hope too that you had an enjoyable Easter holiday.

Term 4 begins today and we are hoping that all our learners will be doing their best to re-engage with their learning.  The importance of having a routine during these challenging times can’t be overstated, and we hope school-supported learning will be an important part of this.  If you are experiencing any difficulties in engaging with our learning – from nursery to secondary – please contact the school office for advice and support.

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