Happy Friday everyone,
We have enjoyed a short week this week and were glad that it didn’t rain all day today! Our team had a super in-service day focussing on safeguarding and self-evaluation.

Education Scotland
I am delighted to make you aware that our school will be voluntarily taking part in Education Scotland’s Recovery visits at the end of May. A team from Her Majesty’s Inspection will engage virtually with our school community on Monday 30th May and in person on Tuesday 31st May. We are looking forward to being involved with this unique opportunity especially during our anniversary year. The visit will focus on continuity of learning, well-being of pupils, families and staff and safeguarding. The HMIe team will give us feedback however these visits are not graded as they would be if we were undergoing full inspection.

Staffing
After a number of years Mrs McDonald PSA will retire from Central School at the end of this term. She has been a valued member of the team and school community and we will definitely miss her good sense of humour.
Mrs A Cameron will return to work following maternity leave in June.

School Photos
This year we will have school photos on Tuesday 17th May. These will be individual family photos.

Mental Health Week
Next week is Mental Health Week so our team will sensitively raise awareness with the children.
https://www.highland.gov.uk/news/article/13594/new_signposting_service_launched_during_mental_health_awareness_week_2021

https://parentingsmart.place2be.org.uk/

Central Two Centuries
Unbelievably we are now in the last term of our project. We have a final event planned for the afternoon of 23rd June which will be held at Eden Court. (12.30 to 3.00 approx) I am really pleased this event will be open to parents and further details will follow once they are fully finalised.

Bikeability
We are planning our bikeability programme this term where the children will learn about bike safety. Two members of the ELC team took part in training yesterday to support children develop their skills on our balance bikes and to move onto pedal bikes. Mrs Guzowski is delighted to have received two pedal bikes from Highland Council for our ELC children to use. 😊

Letter for parents
I am attaching a letter from Jason Leitch for information.

Please remember school is closed to all pupils on Friday 3rd June to mark Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.

Wishing you all a lovely, restful weekend.
Kind regards
Mrs Fraser