School and early years COVID-19 updates

2021 updates

9 September - Covid-19 information letter

Covid-19 information template letter from NHS Lothian for parents and carers.

17 August - return to school update

Download a letter from the Chief Education Officer for parents and carers for return to school on 18 August 

22 June – Parent and carers update about the Scottish Qualifi

cations Authority’s (SQA) national qualifications (National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher)

Your school will email your child with a letter tomorrow afternoon which will explain the provisional grades we will submit to SQA at the end of this week. You will receive a copy of this letter, either by email or a printed copy.

The letter explains the process of setting these provisional grades, as well as a link to SQA's appeals process and information about support which is available from Skills Development Scotland over the summer.

If your child thinks there has been a clerical error in collating these results then please get in touch with the school so that we can check. Unfortunately in terms of making appeals, we cannot discuss these grades before the end of term, but our staff will be available to discuss possible appeals with your child once schools resume from 18 August. Your child has the right to make a direct appeal to SQA over the summer, as our letter will explain.

The deadline for priority appeals - those where the offer of a place at higher or further education are involved - is 24 August.

If your child is concerned about the impact of these results on their chosen pathway, please encourage them to get in touch with their guidance teacher before the end of term.

18 June – Scottish Qualifications Authority’s Alternative Certification Model

As part of the SQA’s Alternative Certification Model, teachers are busy determining provisional grades for pupils. These will be submitted to the SQA on Friday 25 June.

Pupils will be emailed their provisional grades after school on Wednesday 23 June and their parents and carers will receive a copy of this information.

The letter will include details of the SQA’s appeals process.

The SQA appeals booklet for pupils may be useful.

Contact your school for further information.