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Headteacher’s Report

January 2017

Prelims

This week has seen our Senior Pupils start their prelim examinations, these are particularly important for our S4s as this will be their first experience of exams in a much larger setting. These exams are very much a dress rehearsal for the real thing in May.
Much of our work in the last few years has been focussed on mind-set and ambition and the results of the prelims should inform what pupils need to do between now and May if they are to achieve their ambitions.
For many the results will reflect the hard work they have done and it will be a case of keeping things going and stepping up the intensity of study as we approach the exam diet.
For others the prelim results will be a shock to the system and will provide a clear idea of how much work needs to be done.
In both cases a positive ‘can do’ mind-set and commitment to hard work is essential.

Coursing

On Wednesday we had a very well attended S2 Parents’ Evening and there was much discussion about coursing and the S3 experience.
My presentation containing the course choice form.
From Wednesday is now on this website; here are a few key dates from that presentation; the course choice forms will be issued on 27 January.
Guidance interviews will commence the week beginning 30 January and completed forms must be returned by 10 February.
All course information and progression routes are on this website in the faculties section.
If you have any coursing issues, please contact your child’s Guidance Teacher.

Next Week

The Liberton High School Association (PTA Group) will meet on Wednesday 25 January at 7.15pm in the school library. They do outstanding work raising funds of our school, if you would like to find out more please join us on Wednesday – everyone is welcome.

We are committed to continuous improvement, if you have any feedback that would help us in our improvement efforts please do not hesitate to contact us. This also extends to complaints; we welcome any opportunity to improve our service. All correspondence should be directed to admin@liberton.edin.sch.uk

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Kelly
Headteacher
Twitter: @LibertonHighHT

Mr S. Kelly