21 May 2021: The Council’s SE/NE Locality meeting took place on 27 April 2021 and looked at the following issues:
Edinburgh School estate
An update on developments across the school estate was given by Robbie Crockatt, Acting School Estate Planning Officer.
Possible changes to school holiday arrangements to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee were discussed.
SQA Alternative Certification Model
The Council gave a further update on arrangements for SQA assessments, following a number of concerns raised by Parent Councils.
Issues such as pressure on pupils and schools, the lack of contingency arrangements for Covid-19 outbreaks and the SQA’s failure to put in place an appeals process were discussed.