Category Archives: Parental Information

Does your child need extra support to learn?

Want to get ‘In on the Act’?

In on the Act Poster

This Act of the Scottish Parliament is about additional support needs.

An additional support need is anything which creates a barrier to a child’s learning and anything which means the child needs some extra support compared to other children.

For more information go online to find an information booklet at:

Recognise, Reflect and Resolve

Recognise, Reflect and Resolve
Free Conflict Resolution training event for Parents and Carers
Friday 5th and 12th February 2016,
Gate 55, 55 Sighthill Road, EH11 4PB

The course which will be delivered by SCCR (Scottish Centre for Conflict Resolution) will provide an opportunity to reflect on what it’s like for teenagers growing up and the potential triggers of conflict in families. Discussions will help parents and carers to reflect on the different ways to resolve conflict in different situations.
If you would like to book a space please email or call 07860 736129 and provide your name, contact telephone number and email address (if you have one).

Parents Conflict Resolution Poster

Raising Teens With Confidence

We are pleased to be offering the  ‘Raising Teens with Confidence’ course again for parents/carers this session.   This course is particularly relevant to all parents/carers with teens in S2, S3 or S4. The course will be co-delivered by Claire Thomson, one of our Pupil Support Leaders, Niki Munro, our Support for Learning Leader and a member of the City of Edinburgh’s Growing Confidence team.

The course takes place over 6 sessions from 6.30-8.30pm.  It will run on the following dates:

25/01/2016, 01/02/2016, 08/02/2016, 22/02/2016, 29/02/2016 and 07/03/2016.

The venue will be Drummond Community High School.

Raising Teens With Confidence Overview (PDF, 481KB)

Please email by Monday November 30th (at latest) if you would like to attend as spaces are limited.  Last session 10 parents/carers attended this course and feedback was extremely positive.

The school has engaged with Pattie Santelices (Principal Officer for Mental Health and Wellbeing), and her team, to undertake the ‘Teenage Brains and Behaviour’ course for staff.  The feedback from staff has been overwhelmingly positive.  We are also doing a further session on ‘Understanding Stress and Promoting Resilience in Adolescents’ this term.

Some staff have completed additional CPD in this area:

  • Depute Head Pupil Support, and two Pupil Support Leaders,  have completed the 3-day Leadership course ‘ Confident Staff, Confident Children’  The 3rd PSL and Head Teacher hope to attend the course this session.
  • One member of staff has also completed ‘the Brain Under Strain’ course.

For 2 years all S1 pupils have attended the ‘Cool, Calm and Connected’ course offered 2 hours a week for 8 weeks.  In addition, 3 X 8 S1 pupils attended the ‘Growing Confidence’ course offered 1 hour a week for 8 weeks.

It would be great if as many parents could join this course as possible as I am confident you will get so much from it.  If the dates do not suit you, and you are interested in a future course, please also note your interest by emailing Mrs McLean (as detailed above) so we can look at running it again at another time.

Susan Cook


Raising Teens with Confidence course

Raising Teens with Confidence course at Drummond Community High School – ON MONDAY
We are offering parents and carers the chance to take part in the Raising Teens with Confidence course at Drummond Community High School which starts on THIS MONDAY, Monday 2nd March from 6.30-8.30. This course aims to give parents and carers time to explore how they can best support their teenage children and cope themselves with all the changes that the teenage years bring. If you are interested please email or just turn up at the school reception on Monday at 6.30pm.

School Immunisation Programme

Immunisation helps protect our communities from a wide range of illnesses.

The NHS Lothian school nurse team carry out an annual immunisation programme, which includes:

The teenage booster to ensure protection from tetanus, diphtheria and polio – will be offered to pupils in S3 during March 2015. Pupils will also be offered the MenC booster at this time to protect against meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal group C bacteria

The HPV vaccine for girls aged 11 to 13 to protect against cervical cancer – will be offered to girls in S1 and S2 in January 2015.

The MMR vaccine for those who did not start or complete the two doses required in childhood is also offered to pupils.