Just a reminder that Fife Council and the school have a number of procedures in place to manage the closure of the school because of bad weather. The council published its latest guidance in December: see below.
In a letter from Edinburgh University’s Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions, the school has been advised of the following information for S6 pupils who currently hold “Unconditional” offers from the university: see below.
“Over the next few months the University of Edinburgh will be contacting any student in S6 who has received unconditional offers to study at the University. The purpose of this letter is to encourage students to commit fully to their S6 studies in preparation for their move to university, whether at Edinburgh or elsewhere. Studies undertaken by the University of Edinburgh show that students who have worked hard and done well in S6 make the smoothest transition to university and get better degrees as a result.
Our assessment of an application to study at Edinburgh will have included any S6 studies and predicted grades. If a student plans to drop any subjects in S6 that were included in their UCAS application we strongly advise them to contact us first.” [Director of Student Recruitment and Admissions]
Following the secondment of Derek Brown, Head of Education and Children’s Services, to the Scottish Government, Mr Black has been asked by Carrie Lindsay, Executive Director, to take on a new role which includes significant responsibility across the secondary sector. Mr Black’s secondment will begin on Monday 29th January, 2018.
We are pleased to confirm that Mrs Elizabeth Smart, Depute Rector at Waid Academy, has been appointed to take over from Mr Black.
In a letter to parents and carers, Mr Black said, “I really do wish the school all the very best in the next few months and ask for your continued support as Mrs Smart takes the school forward.”
We look forward to welcoming Mrs Smart to Bell Baxter.
Information enabling pupils, parent and carers to register for the school app is being sent out this week. Emails have already been sent to S1 (Monday), S2 (Tuesday) and S5 (last term) parents. Please register – code available in email – to receive notifications.