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Dear Parents and Carers

I am pleased to know that we will be opening our schools again in August and that we can welcome back our pupils through careful renewal planning as we move out of lockdown. I sent out a feedback grid to you last week in order that you can share your views which are an important part of keeping our community connected.

This next fortnight is Life-skills fortnight so keep those photos and videos coming in. I have been so impressed to see how many of our young people are developing such essential life-skills and helping out around their homes. If you click on our Home learning hub you will also see a new singing and storytelling section so sit back and enjoy listening to Ms Laird read to  you.

I also want to highlight an important link in our Covid – 19 section which you may find very useful

http://www.starsteam.org.uk/coronavirus-resources

You may also want to check out www.withkids.org.uk as this may help support with everyone’s wellbeing.

Please feel free to contact us on the email with any queries and we will try to help where we can.

Please find the link below to supports available to parents and carers for each locality in the City of Edinburgh. There are many resources including; supporting agencies local and national, free family activities and links to community food projects.

Please have a look at the link to locality in which you live.

North East

North West

South East

South West

The following link provides further information including; support for vulnerable families, supporting your child’s mental health and wellbeing and support for carers.

Edinburgh Council

Keep following the website and Twitter feed and thank you for all your support and kind words when you have been in contact.

Remember to take care, stay safe and stay healthy

Miss Chad

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Pilrig Park Special Secondary School is situated in North Edinburgh. The campus is located within lovely grounds and bounded on two sides by the Park itself.

It is important to emphasise that Pilrig Park School follows a secondary model. This allows pupils to experience a variety of subjects that create a broad, challenging and relevant curriculum and this is offered to 76 pupils from 12 – 18 years of age. Pilrig Park School links with other mainstream and special schools, Edinburgh College and a variety of Partners, to access areas of the curriculum. This partnership working is a key strength of the school which leads to further skills development and increased independence for our pupils. The school meets the additional support needs of young people with moderate to complex needs.

Admission to the school is via a professional assessment group process. Liaison and support is shared with many agencies including Psychological Services, Health, Social Work, Careers, Employers and Further Education Colleges. We have both active Parent and Pupil Councils. Many partnerships have been formed which have enhanced the quality of support for learners and enriched learners’ experiences leading to a high quality of education.

The rationale behind all that we do is to prepare young people for life beyond school, encouraging resilience, independence, self-confidence, realistic attitudes to Further Education, work and leisure. Young people are encouraged to be active in their learning across the four contexts.

Well done to our Parent Group who have been successful in gaining charity status for the school. We are now officially Friends of Pilrig Park School