Kirkcaldy High School

Respect for Self, Others, and Learning

Rector’s Log 24/05/24

Welcome to this weeks Rector’s log. I hope you and your family are doing well.

The week that’s been…

It has been a busy week here at KHS, with lots going on…

I am pleased to share with families and our community that we have been re-accredited as a Gold Rights Respecting School following a rigorous re-accreditation process. This is a fantastic achievement and is a great credit to all our school community. There were a number of key strengths recognised including:

  • Passionate and confident learners who are clear on the importance of rights and are empowered to drive change within the school.
  • A strategic approach to embed a rights-based approach, putting it at the core of the school’s ethos, with staff who are passionate about the positive impact of RRSA work.
  • An ethos that places positive relationships based on mutual respect and trust at the heart of school life.
  • The school has a strong culture of inclusivity and respect which is understood and articulated by children and adults alike.
  • Strong pupil participation. There are several different mechanisms for children to feed into decision making and leadership in different areas of school life. Children felt listened to, that their views matter and that they could make a positive difference.
  • I would like to thank all who were involved in the process, especially the young people who were rightly proud of their school. Thank you to Mrs Young who leads on this work, supported by Mr Sanderson and a wider team. Well done all!

This is the penultimate week of SQA examinations with just a few more to go next week. As ever, our young people continue to be a real credit and have taken on this challenge with a great deal of positivity and perseverance. One more push to go for some. Keep going!

As ever, please click on our blog to keep up to date with all the latest goings on and celebrate the success of our young people too, with news on First Chances and from our young people who are back from their sailing adventure on board the Excelsior, some great first-hand accounts.

Lastly, a wee request from our amazing catering staff…if any young person has lost their card or don’t have a PIN, they must go to the school office as the catering staff are not able to look up PINs at till points. Thank you for your continued support with this.

The week ahead…

Next week, the SQA examinations finish and we hope to see our new S5/6 at their inductions on Thursday and Friday next week (Mrs Davidson has sent information out about this).

It is the last week of our current timetable and young people will receive their new timetables on Thursday / Friday next week. The timetable changes on Tuesday, 4th June 2024. Mrs Hamilton sent a letter out about this during the week.

Advance notice that Monday, 3rd June is a local holiday and school will be closed. School will re-open on Tuesday 4th June.

I hope you enjoy the weekend!

Best wishes,

Chris McKay


24 May 2024

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