Tollcross Primary School

Supporting every child to become a confident lifelong learner.


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Update for Parents and Carers

Good evening,

Message from Lynn Brand headteacher and NHS Lothian

As you may already know, we are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

A number of people have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete.

These contacts will need to self isolate and appropriate guidance and advice has been given.

If you have not been contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school as normal.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot  or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information you may find this Frequently Asked Questions document useful :

https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

Best wishes,

Lynn Brand


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Important Information


Message from Lynn Brand  headteacher and NHS Lothian

We are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19. We understand that this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

A number of people are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self isolate.They will be given appropriate guidance and advice.

An update via Parent Call will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete.

If you are not contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, then your child should attend school as normal.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.

Please note that a test should only be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

For further information you may find this FAQs usefulhttps://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

Best wishes,

Lynn Brand


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National Overview of Practice in Remote Learning

We have worked in partnership with our families to develop and improve our remote learning approaches. We welcomed the opportunity to share our journey so far and discuss the strategies we have used to support pupil engagement , participation and motivation during remote learning.

Click on the link below to read the report from Education Scotland including a case study of our school 🏫

https://education.gov.scot/media/wpyhakng/national-overview-of-practice-in-remote-learning-8-supporting-pupil-engagement-participation-and-motivation.pdf


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Climate Hot Seat

Young climate activists from across Scotland have joined together to host a youth climate hustings in advance of the Scottish Parliament elections in May 2021.

‘The Climate Hot Seat’ has been organised by young people aged 13-32 representing seven youth organisations in Scotland. The event is specifically for young people to hold Scotland’s party leaders accountable for their climate action and to give other young people valuable information in advance of casting their vote. In the invitation to party leaders, the group said:

“Addressing climate change has never been more important than now. We only have a few years to keep warming below catastrophic levels and if elected to government, this will be something you will have to face during your term in office.”

The Climate Hot Seat event will take place on Friday 9th April via video conferencing. It is open to young people aged 11 – 25.

Young people can sign up to attend here.

As well as attending the event, young people aged 11 – 25 across Scotland have the opportunity to put their climate and environmental questions to party leaders through an open call for questions that isOPEN NOW!

All questions submitted will be reviewed by the organising group of young people before the event and young people whose questions are chosen to be asked at the event will be contacted in advance.  If young people are under 16, they will need parental/carer permission to submit a question.

The deadline for submitting questions is 9am on Friday 26th March 2021.

Young people can submit their climate change questions through this form.

There will also be an opportunity for young people to join young climate activists and expert speakers to learn more about five key environmental areas with experts on Friday March 12th, at our The Climate Hot Seat – The Warm-Up event.

Transport, wildlife and biodiversity, fossil fuels and energy, climate targets, and agriculture are some of the most important issues Scotland faces in the fight against climate change. What do Scotland’s elected decision-makers have to do to keep warming below catastrophic levels? Young People can ask the experts and have their say in this interactive session. We will also be supporting you to register to vote in the upcoming Scottish Parliamentary elections in May 2021.

This event will be hosted on Zoom and is open to young people aged 11-25.

Young people can sign up here – https://the-climate-hot-seat-the-warm-up.eventbrite.co.uk


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P1 to P3 Children Returning to School

We hope that everyone has enjoyed reconnecting with remote learning this week.

Working with you and your Family…

We are looking forward to welcoming our P1 to P3 children back to school on Monday 22/2/21. A plan for the return to school has been emailed to all families. Connecting with key adults, working in small groups and reconnecting with friends will help support the transition back to school.

Our children in P4 to P7 will continue to learn from home. Class teachers will provide remote learning via Teams. The Scottish Government is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday 2/03/21 about the return to school for our children in P4 to P7.


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Working Together

Thank you to everyone in our school community for their hard work, patience and resilience during this period of remote learning .

We are looking forward to welcoming our Nursery to P3 children back to our campus on Mon 22 Feb. We will be in touch with further information following the First Minister’s update on Tuesday 16th February.

Take care and stay safe ✨