SCHOOL CLOSURE UPDATE
Gracemount High School – School Closure
As you will all be aware the Gracemount High School Community is facing challenging circumstances.
Our first priority was to ensure exam students could comeback into education as quickly as possible.
On Wednesday we successfully integrated our senior pupils into Liberton High School and we were able to provide learning and teaching experiences with their class teachers for all subject areas in preparation for the forthcoming SQA examinations. I was delighted we were able to do this so quickly given the circumstances we faced.
I am pleased to let you know, as you may already be aware,that we have now found alternative accommodation for our S1 to S3 pupils.
From Tuesday 19th April a temporary arrangement has been put in place for our pupils at Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC).
We have been working closely with our colleagues at WHEC who have been incredibly supportive, and Gracemount pupils will continue to be taught by our own staff.
We have access to a range of facilities that we can access to support learning and teaching and Mrs Sinclair and other key support staff will be based at WHEC to support the transition.
Dedicated buses will be provided, leaving from and returning to Gracemount High School each day and staff who know the pupils well will travel with them.
On Tuesday, S1-3 pupils should report to school car park between 8.45am and 8.55am. We intend to depart at 9.00am.
Please note that the car park will not be able to be accessed by any vehicle other than the buses.
Staff will be at the school gates and only pupils and staff will be allowed access to school grounds to ensure the safety of all involved.
Pupils will be returned to Gracemount High School by 3.30pm and as normal will make their own way own home from there. It has been confirmed that buses will leave Gracemount each day at 9.00am.
Social media updates are available on the Council twitter feed @edinburgh_cc or Facebook page.
Information for Senior Students
Due to the school closure all senior pupils should ensure they check Edmodo and iTunes U courses as class teachers will be in contact about ongoing coursework and preparation for the final SQA exams.
Select your course e.g. H Physics and then type in your search criteria e.g. interference
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