26 February 2021: The Parent Council has submitted a deputation to the meeting of the Education, Children and Families Committee on 2 March 2021, raising concerns about the lack of provision of additional classroom accommodation for 2021/22 for consideration by Councillors.
JGHS parent Council Deputation to Education, Children and Families Committee
If you would like to support the deputation, please contact members of the Committee to let them know:
Contact Education, Children and Families Committee members
Since submitting the deputation, we have also received a reply to our letter to the school (below) which restates the Council’s position that additional accommodation will not be made available in 2021/22 and provides further details on how the school thinks FDL will work.
Headteacher response to Parent Council letter of 5 February 2021
The Parent Council will continue to pursue the points raised in the deputation next week to underline the parents’ preference for ensuring accommodation is in place for next year.
12 February 2021: The Council’s NE/SE Locality meeting was held on 19 January 2021.
The main topics discussed were:
School session dates 2022/2025 – the Council will be sending out a questionnaire to parents, teachers and pupils looking at arrangements for school holidays up until 2025.
Remote Learning Provision – including the roll out of digital devices; the provision of Wifi to those without it; the availability of online teaching/learning resources; the approach to remote learning across Edinburgh schools.
A copy of the presentation can be found here:
NE/SE Locality Meetings January 2021
A note of the meeting can be found here:
NE/SE Locality Meeting 19 January 2021
5 February 2021: Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting hosted by the Parent Council on Tuesday 2 February 2021 on capacity contingency proposals and to all those who put forward comments and questions before, during and after the meeting.
Link to recording of meeting on YouTube
It is clear that there are significant concerns about the plans and in particular about the fact that the Council has ruled out additional classroom accommodation, on the lack of specific communication on the proposals to S5 pupils and their parents, and on the potential effect on next year’s S6 pupils, both from a social and an educational point of view.
The Parent Council has written to the school, Council officers and councillors to highlight these concerns and asked for an early response – see below. Any replies will be posted here when received.
JGHS PC comments on capacity contingency proposals 5 February 2021
Parents submitted a number of comments and questions, prior to the meeting on 2 February 2021, a summary of which can be found below:
Capacity Contingency Plans – Parental feedback and questions 25 January 2021