Category Archives: Covid19 Update

Parental Update 17.09.21

Dear Parent/Carer,

This week’s newsletter has been sent out to you via our school app and / or email. You can also click on the link below to access it.

parental update 17.09.21

Earlier today a copy of a letter from Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director was also sent out to you and this is linked below.

Letter to Parents and Carers from Jason Leitch National Clinical Director 16 September 2021

Return to School Letter – 10/08/21

Dear Parent/Carer,

Please click on the link below to read a letter from Maureen McKenna, Executive Director of Education,

MMcK – Aug 21 Secondary Parent Letter (1)

An update from Public Health on arrangements for schools in relation to Covid 19 can be found here:

Letter for the new term – schools – August 2021 – NHS GGC – v2

Both letters have been sent out to parents and carers via our school app and also via email earlier today.

Asymptomatic Testing Programme (Lateral Flow Tests)

Our school is participating in the Schools Asymptomatic Testing Programme which is part of the package of COVID-19 risk reduction mitigations in schools across Scotland. We have had a high uptake of this offer from S4 – S6 who have been in school over the past month and once we return after the break S1-S3 pupils can also take part. Letters were sent home last week to pupils and lateral flow test kits have been issued this week to those who returned consent forms so that pupils can test themselves before returning to school.

A copy of the letter and consent form for S1-S3 pupils with links to other information can also be found here:

BGE COVID_Testing_Parent_Letter 19th March

A printable and editable version of the form can be found below:


College/ Foundation Apprenticeship Update

Due to COVID-19 there have been some changes made to the Tuesday and Thursday afternoon college offering as well as Foundation Apprenticeships.
If you have any questions about these changes, or want more information about college or Foundation Apprenticeships please contact Mr Richardson on
There are slight differences between college and Foundation Apprenticeships, for this reason they have been separated into two sections for this update.
College Courses (Tuesday and Thursday Afternoon)
The courses will take place ONLINE until December, at which point they will be reviewed.

The college will deliver the courses on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in a variety of 3 ways:


1                    Pre-recorded lessons

2                    Live Virtual lessons

3                    Project based student centred activity

On Tuesday and Thursday afternoons pupils should work from home. If there are any difficulties with ICT or internet access, please contact Mr Richardson on the details above.
The below college courses will begin on the 7th September;
Introduction to Sport, Fitness & Outdoor Education : Level 5 – Glasgow Kelvin College – Springburn Campus
Professional Theatre Preparation : Level 6 – Glasgow Kelvin College – Easterhouse Campus
SFW Early Learning and Childcare : Level 5 – Glasgow Clyde College – Anniesland Campus
SFW Early Learning and Childcare : Level 5 – Glasgow Kelvin College – Springburn Campus
Automotive and Engineering : Level 4 – Glasgow Clyde College – Anniesland Campus
These courses being on the 14th of September;
NPA Professional Cookery : Level 4 – City of Glasgow College – City Campus
NPA Legal Studies :: Level 6 City of Glasgow College – City Campus
Up in the air and on the Ground : Level 4/5 – City of Glasgow College – City Campus
The induction for these courses will take place between 31/08/20 and 14/09/20. The colleges have access to GLOW email addresses so keep an eye out for an update from them.
Foundation Apprenticeships (Tuesday and Thursday All Day- Engineering Systems Tuesday, Thursday, Friday All day)
All Foundation Apprenticeships will take place online with the exception of Engineering Systems (more information on this below)
On Tuesdays and Thursdays pupils should work from home. If there are any difficulties with ICT or internet access, please contact Mr Richardson on the details above.
Work is ongoing at the moment to adapt the work placement section of the framework to fit with COVID-19 restrictions in a way that still provides pupils with an outstanding work related learning experience.
Engineering Systems
This course is different to the other frameworks as it is over 3 days (Tuesday, Thursday and Friday). This course will include some on-site lessons. Specific information has been emailed to the pupils on this course.

Music Department Update

Music Department update in light of Coronavirus:

The following 2 documents have been produced to support our Music Instructors, Music Teaching staff, parents and pupils move forward in these challenging times in Music.
Certain instruments cannot currently be played in school (brass and woodwind) and singing is also not allowed at this current time. For pupils to undertake activities like this, video technology must be used to help support our pupils for the foreseeable future.
For pupils whose instruments fall under the current restrictions or for pupils who sing, a letter will be sent home explaining that they must read through the above documents. Included in the letter will be a page that the Parent / Guardian must sign to say that they have read these documents. This letter should then be returned to Mr Reid (Faculty Head of Expressive Arts).
Only at this point when the letter is returned and signed, should pupils start to engage in the live streams with their Music Instructors or video sharing with instructors or teachers.
If any parent has any concerns or has any questions, can these please drop Mr Reid an email at:

Parental Update 3rd August

Parents and Carers of our new S1 should receive a letter through the post this week confirming the registration class of their child. If you have not received this information for your child by the end of this week, please contact our school office on 0141 582 0100.
More information for all families on our plans for returning to school will be issued on Wed of this week via GroupCall and email and also added to our school website.

Anyone wishing to purchase a new school tie can do so on Thursday 6th August at the following times:

11.00am –   11.30 am                    New S1 pupils
11.30am –   12.00pm                     S2 and S3 pupils

12.00 pm-   12.30pm                     S4 pupils

12.30pm –   1.00 pm                      S5 and S6 pupils

 We will be selling the ties at the entrance of our Main building. Parents/carers of should enter the school at our main gate on Oakfield Avenue.  The cost of our school tie is £8. Please bring the exact amount in cash as no change will be available.  You will be able to pick up the tie and then deposit the £8 in the box provided.