And we made it to the end of January! Thanks to all young people who have braved the freezing temperatures to have themselves up bright and early for school this week.
S4 options interview have taken place this week. Pupils, accompanied by parents/carers, met with their Depute Head Teacher to discuss their next steps in Gleniffer and possible pathways post-school. The Depute Heads have all commented how great it has been to have individual conversations with young people and their families, getting to know them better.
I met with the House Captains and PTs Pastoral this week to discuss house identity in Gleniffer High, and how we continue to take this forward. I presented a draft paper to the group and they are now considering my ideas before meeting with me on Monday again.
S4 Parents’ Evening was well attended on Thursday night and there were lots of positive messages about progress and what needs to be done to ensure young people achieve their best this session. Mr Marshallsay and I will be running a supported study session on Study Skills on 27th February, after school, for S4 pupils. We will be focusing on techniques, time management and resources. Pupils will receive a letter about this and I would appreciate the tear off slip being returned so that we can ascertain how big a room we need for the session.
Thursday was Young Carers’ Day, and in Gleniffer High Mrs Denny was highlighting the event across the school community. Our young people gave their own messages of support to our Young Carers. Look out for a feature in the Paisley Daily Express.
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