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INFORMATION – Monday 6 February 2017

Staffing Information – Ms. Alison McCarlie – P.1

It is with pleasure and regret that I inform you that Ms. McCarlie has been appointed to the position of Acting Principal Teacher at Colinton Primary School. My regret is that Ms. McCarlie has ensured great results with her P.1 class and pupils and therefore it is disappointing to lose her during the school session. Ms. McCarlie also adds much value to other aspects of school life. However, I am pleased for Ms. McCarlie as she has worked very hard to earn this opportunity and it will provide her with great experience.

Ms. McCarlie has been teaching at The Royal High Primary School for four years. During this time, she has taught four different stages; Primaries 4, 7, 3 and 1, in that order. Ms. McCarlie has involved herself within the school community and added great value to children’s experiences. She has worked with the Parent Council and taken responsibility for literacy and numeracy development. She has undertaken the role of Physical Education/Health and Well-Being representative within the cluster. She has provided extra-curricular opportunities in games and physical education and she is organising library open days presently. I cannot thank Ms. McCarlie enough for her tremendous contribution and she will be missed very much.

I am pleased to inform you that I have a teacher to replace Ms. McCarlie.  Mrs. Susan Booth will take over as P.1 teacher until the end of the school session. I am pleased to inform you, and reassure you, that Mrs. Booth is an experienced early years practitioner with most of her experience in Nursery, P.1 and P.2. Mrs. Booth is very familiar with the P.1 curriculum. I have ensured that there has been a robust and significant ‘handover’. Mrs. Booth worked with Ms. McCarlie on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of this week. This offered Mrs. Booth the opportunity to observe Ms. McCarlie’s approach and classroom management. Mrs. Booth observed Ms. McCarlie’s routines and habits and she is familiar with the children.

Mrs. Booth will commence with P.1 full time on Monday 6th February 2017 and will work with Ms. McCarlie on Monday 6th, Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th February 2017.

Ms. McCarlie’s last day will be Wednesday 8th February 2017 and we look forward to welcoming her back at the beginning of next session, 2017/18.

In the meantime, I am sure you will join me in wishing Ms. McCarlie every happiness and success at Colinton Primary School whilst affording Mrs. Booth a warm and friendly welcome to the Royal High community. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you require any further information.

Best wishes,

Willie French
Head Teacher

INFORMATION – Thursday 2 February 2017

We are now collecting Sainsbury’s Active Kids vouchers which allow us to exchange vouchers for sports and cooking equipment for school.  If you have vouchers, please put them in the collection box on the table in the entrance hall.  Thank you for your support.

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

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