Positive Relationship Policy
This was launched on 5th September following an extensive piece of work by staff, consulting with pupils and parents/carers. Pupils are already very familiar with the terminology Ready, Respectful and Safe which we are using to reinforce our expectations. Analysis has already shown that most young people follow our expectations all of the time and almost all of our young people follow our expectations almost all of the time. The first merit monitoring period runs through to 11th November.
The Director of Children’s Services visited Gleniffer High on 5th September to meet the new Depute Head Teachers and hear about their plans to take forward their remits.
Following competitive interview our House Captains for session 2022-23 have been appointed. Congratulations to:
Brodie – Clara Cowan & Erin English
Glen – Alana Hughes & Meghan Hemming
Moredun – Paige Maguire & Amy Leggat
Thornly – Lauren Struthers & Olivia Wilson
I’m looking forward to pushing house identity with this group of young people with one of their first big tasks being our annual Foodbank Collection.
We met for the first time online this week after school and have another meeting planned for Tuesday. The first focus for the council is recognising Black History Month. They will also be working closely with Mr Gray on pupil voice.
Mr Gould and I have been meeting with departments who have reviewed SQA performance in the 2022 Diet and identified priorities for improving attainment in this school session. We have been very impressed with the self-evaluation of staff leading to informed decisions about next steps.
Congratulations to Miss MacDonald who is an ASNA in Gleniffer. She recently secured a keyworker post, working in our Inclusion department. Pupils who already work with her will be delighted to hear this news as she provides such fantastic support and advice.
We bid a sad farewell to Ms Campbell one of our clerical team who supports the work of the pastoral team and is a familiar face to many of our young people when they need help. They might not all know her name, it’s usually “where’s the lady with the long hair?”, but she always goes out of her way to help them out and respond to parental queries. Ms Campbell is going to take up a new post closer to home and we wish her the very best of luck.
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