December 2018

Dear Parent / Carer,

As we come to the end of term and direct our thoughts towards the festive period it is often a time when people take the opportunity to reflect.

This has been another incredibly successful term here at Liberton.  This year we have introduced a range of industry recognised vocational qualifications, equivalent to National 5 and Highers to ensure that we have curricular pathways that suit the needs and aspirations of every young person in our school.

These pathways have been developed by our staff in conjunction with the parent council, pupils and Skills Development Scotland.  Early indications are that these experiences will deliver high levels of attainment and will provide progression into the jobs / courses that our learners aspire to.

The key message from us is that we are trying to tailor what we do around the needs and aspirations of our community rather than expect our young people to fit in to what we have always offered.  Our learners have responded with great enthusiasm and will reap the rewards.

Our senior pupils have just completed their prelims.  Having these exams in this term has been a change and one that we will fully evaluate, as ever I would really appreciate any feedback that you may have.  The big bonus for us in this change is that we now have a long uninterrupted term to address any concerns raised by the outcomes of these exams.  It is our aim to ensure that every single young person in our school leaves with the highest level of qualifications and does so with balance and enhanced health and wellbeing.

We want your feedback

If you have any feedback that would help us in our improvement efforts please do not hesitate to contact us. This also extends to complaints; we welcome any opportunity to improve our service.

I would like to thank all of our parents, carers, community partners for their support this calendar year and wish you all a restful and happy holiday season.

I hope you all have a merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

All correspondence should be directed to

Yours sincerely,

Mr S. Kelly

Stephen Kelly
Twitter: @LibertonHighHT