17 November 2022: If your child is doing their National Qualifications this year, you may have questions about how they will be assessed, especially if they are doing National Qualifications for the first time.
The SQA have published a couple of latest blogs about how National Courses will be assessed for 2022-23.
Details are available here:
SQA assessment 2022/23
SQA assessment arrangements
5 March 2022: James Gillespies High School is taking part in a research project being led by Stirling University on the impact of Curriculum for Excellence on attainment, subject choice and student experience.
Take part in the project
As part of the research, the investigators would like to speak with a group of 4-6 parents with a child/children in S4-S6 to learn about their experience of supporting their child to make subject choices.
There will be an online meeting with the group on Monday 14 March at 7 pm (about an hour). If you would be interested in participating, please contact the Parent Council by email:
Email the Parent Council
Further information is available on the project website and on Twitter:
Choice, Attainment and Positive Destinations
29 January 2021: On Tuesday 2 February 2021 the parent council will host a meeting considering proposals to deal with school capacity problems in 2021/22.
The meeting will be held online at 7pm; the link for the meeting will circulated via school email next week.
Parents have already submitted a number of comments and questions, a summary of which can be found below:
Capacity Contingency Plans – Parental feedback and questions (25 January 2021)
Further details and links to other documents can be found at the 18 January entry below.
This meeting will be of particular interest to those parents with students in S5 as the proposals will particularly affect those going into S6 next year.