27 March 2020

Information about accessing Microsoft Teams from out of school was shared with pupils at Assembly before school closed on 13 March.  If you require your child's username and password, you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

23 March 2020

Our Careers Adviser, Sarah Macpherson,has created this step by step guide for parents and students to apply for SCP courses and FA. This is for parents and pupils who haven’t applied for college already and will need assistance.  If you have any questions email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

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Information is available on what you can claim during the Covid-19 outbreak, as well as advice for all Parents/Carers/Children with Care Experience, and an update on on advice partners (City of Edinburgh). 

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ASL Information for Parents and Carers is available for you herealong with Edinburgh Learns, guidance on Teaching, Learning & GIRFEC during school closure.

20 March 2020 

John Wilson, Headteacher, has issued the following update.

19 March 2020

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Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the closure of the school, Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver career services face to face, but they are still there to help. You or your child can contact their school Careers Adviser, Sarah Macpherson for career information, advice and guidance at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on her work mobile 07899 957 044

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Edinburgh Together Helpline – supporting schools and families during the crisis 

Edinburgh Together are committed to continuing support to educational staff and families throughout the developing situation. Their service team will shortly move to remote working in order to mitigate the risk of infection, however their aim is to continue to provide the service at its current level.

MON-FRI 9am-9pm

SAT-SUN 9am-12.30pm

The Edinburgh Together Helpline remains open offering practical and emotional support and access to information 7 days a week.www.children1st.org.uk/help-for-families/parentline-scotland/ (08000 28 22 33).

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ALN Home School - is a site designed to benefit parents and carers of young people who have additional learning needs and who may have to be home schooled during the Covid-19 outbreak. 

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Please read the latest update from Andy Gray, Chief Education Officer.

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Dear Parents/Carers

These unprecedented times have brought out the best in many people, not least our young people at Broughton High School. The announcement of schools closing after Friday 20th was met with equal measures of celebration and anxiety by students. We have to be mindful of the impact this may have on all members of our school community, not least our seniors who may be depending on SQA results for their next step in life.

Unfortunately one initial reaction from a group of S6 students was to treat the closure as a signal to move into ‘muck up day’ mode. This is simply not appropriate, particularly at this time when many will be worried about the health and wellbeing of loved ones.

I would ask you please to speak to your child and emphasise the need to act with respect for others in school. Should Friday be their last official day at Broughton they should aim to leave the school with abiding memories of all they have contributed so positively over the years. We intend to celebrate this contribution later in the year once things have settled down.

 I wish you and your family good health as we move into the next phase of responding to this international crisis.

 Kind regards

John J Wilson, Headteacher

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To support children`s wellbeing in the forthcoming weeks, useful contacts and information are listed below. These will support you and your families whilst your settings remain closed. This information will be updated as necessary.

Social Care Direct - 0131 200 2324

Opening hours Monday-Thursday 8:30am-5pm;  Friday 8:30am-3:55pm       This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Emergency Social Work Service – (out of hours) – 0800 731 6969

Police Scotland Edinburgh – 01786 289070

Emergency police – 999

Police text phone – 18000

Police 101

Domestic Abuse Helpline – 0808 802 3333

Children 1st – 0131 446 2300

NSPCC – 0808 800 5000

Samaritans – 116123 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Parent Line Scotland – 08000282233   Home Link – voluntary agency offering advice or support for families – 0131 661 0890

Home Start – voluntary agency offering advice or support for families – 0131 564 1540

Cedar – voluntary agency offering advice or support for children affected by domestic abuse – 0131 315 8116/ 07850 515 283

Circle – voluntary agency offering advice or support for families – 0131 552 0305

CHAI- voluntary agency offering advice, housing support and employability support – 0131 442 1009

 

18 March 2020

Please be aware that with recent guidance on Covid-19 Broughton High School is postponing all extra-curricular school sports clubs and activities. This means that the Talented Young Performers dance classes on Fridays from 2-4 pm will be postponed until further notice.

We will also need to cancel the upcoming auditions for entry into the Primary 6 & 7 Talented Young Performers classes. 

Auditions for P5 pupils auditioning for the P6 class will be rescheduled for August/September.

Thanks for your continued support and patience at this time.

Dance Department 

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Please see below information from the Active Schools Team in Edinburgh :

Suspension of Active Schools extra curricular programme until further notice

You will appreciate the measures to counter the spread of the Coronavirus have been widened significantly and the advice from the Scottish Government and Health Protection Scotland continues to guide our response.

Specifically the following activities are suspended until further notice:

  • Extra-curricular Active Schools provision
  • Extra-curricular Cycle Training
  • Extra-curricular Community Sport Hub provision (up to 6pm)
  • National Governing Body coach/teacher education
  • National Governing Body partnership delivery of sports (e.g. by Club Development Officers)
  • Parent meetings
  • Sports Academy sessions
  • Extra-curricular and curricular sport specific sessions delivered by Development Officers and coaches
  • Leagues, festivals, competitions
  • Holiday programmes

There will therefore be no Active Schools extra-curricular clubs as from Wednesday 18 March until further notice.  The Active Schools team will notify the coaches and parents and will issue refunds to all those who have signed up to clubs for the remainder of this term.

 

17 March 2020

City of Edinburgh Chief Education Officer, Andy Gray, has issued the following letter regarding Covid-19. Mr Gray outlines the council’s response to Scottish Government guidelines, emphasising the need to protect and support our communities.

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After the government’s announcement to cancel all non-essential mass gatherings and in line with Active Schools cancelling upcoming events, Broughton High School is postponing all extra-curricular school sports clubs from today.

 

16 March 2020

The following link will clarify why some people are self-isolating. It does not mean they have Covid-19. It is simply a precautionary measure.

https://www.hps.scot.nhs.uk/a-to-z-of-topics/covid-19/

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We are receiving enquiries about a rumour that a student has tested positive for Covid-19.  At the time of writing there are no confirmed cases of Covid-19 amongst our students and staff. There is a clear difference between people showing symptoms and actually being tested positive, as symptoms can be caused by a number of different illnesses. We continue to follow government and council advice.

 

10 March 2020

City of Edinburgh Council’s Chief Education Officer has issued this letter for the attention of parents and carers.  Please note that the web link for Category 1 and Category 2 countries is updated on a daily basis by the UK Government

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