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23/11/2020 Message from Anna Hazel-Dunn, headteacher at the Royal High Primary School, and NHS Lothian


We are aware of person in the school community who has tested positive for COVID-19.

We understand that this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

A number of people are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self-isolate. They will be given appropriate guidance and advice.

If you are not contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school or nursery as normal.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information you may find this FAQs useful https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

Best wishes,

Anna Hazel-Dunn
Head Teacher
The Royal High Primary School


29/10/2020 Microsoft Teams Pupil Code of Conduct


Here, you can view and download our pupil code of conduct for “Microsoft Teams.”

Teams-Pupil-Code-of-Conduct

Every pupil must sign and agree with the terms of this agreement before using Microsoft Teams. 


07/08/2020 – Amended arrangements for start and finish times from 12 August 2020


Thank you for your patience at what I know is a very anxious time.

I am writing to let you know of the amended arrangements as mentioned in my previous communication.

Having further reviewed the most up to date guidance and in order to best support families as we return to school, I, along with my Senior Leadership Team, have come up with a simplified model for our staggered start and finish times.

We have carefully considered mitigating risk and feel that this updated model works well, in line with the current guidance and in ensuring a positive start and end to the day, keeping everyone safe.

The model we are using is as follows:

Day Start time Finish time Allocated classes
Monday to Thursday 8.55am 3.00pm Primary 1 and Primary 2
Friday 8.55am 12.20pm Primary 1 and Primary 2
       
Monday to Thursday 8.45am 3.15pm Primary 3 to Primary 7
Friday 8.45am 12.20pm Primary 3 to Primary 7

Primaries 1, 2 and 3 will use the entrances in the Infant Playground, doors 1 and 2.
Primaries 4 to 7 will use the entrances in the main playground. Primary 5 will be using the main door to enter the school to minimise traffic.

Your child’s teacher will be waiting for their class at the designated area at the start of the day.

The staggered break and lunch times will remain as was shared with you in the previous communication.

We hope that this will make it a lot easier for all of our parents and carers, both at the start and end of the day, particularly with the reduced period between finishing times. All of the other information I shared with you in my last information letter still stands.

I draw your attention to the request that where at all possible our Primary 3 to Primary 7 children come into the playground on their own.

Our Primary 1 and Primary 2 parents and carers are allowed to bring their children into the allocated playground, maintaining physical distancing at all times. The teachers will be at the door to welcome the children. Parents and carers should leave the playground as soon as they have dropped their child off.

To support children not mixing with others out with their class group, the gates to the playground will remain closed until 8.40am. Please make sure that your children are aware of this so they are not hanging around before school starts.

At the end of the day the gates will remain shut until 2.55pm to minimise the number of adults in the playground. If you have a child in Primary 1 and Primary 2 and do come into the playground, please maintain the recommended 2m physical distancing from other parents and carers.

Thank you.

We are really excited about the children coming back to school even with so many new experiences and challenges that we’ll have to overcome.
I am confident that with all of the preparation we have put in place and with your support, all of our children and families will have a positive start to this new session.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the office (admin@royalhigh-pri.edin.sch.uk) or the Parent Council (rhpsparents@gmail.com)
Take care, keep well and stay in touch.

Anna Hazel-Dunn
Head Teacher
The Royal High Primary School


About The Royal High Primary

The Royal High Primary School buildings were completed during 1931. We are all extremely proud of our listed building set within its beautiful grounds. The grounds and buildings, enjoyed by pupils, parents and staff, help to convey our heritage and enthusiasm for learning.

As an ECO school we are delighted to have gained five Green Flags and you can see one flying proudly in front of the school. We have a strong commitment to our environment and are currently working on achieving our sixth Green Flag.

Read more about the history of The Royal High