Please can you ensure that all Pupil text books are returned to the appropriate departments as soon as possible.
Welcome to Portobello High School’s website. We are pleased to provide those visiting our site with information about the school and aspects of our work. Good communication is important to us as a school and we regard our relationship with parents/carers and the wider community as crucial to the success of the school.
Here at Portobello High School we are committed to providing a challenging and rewarding educational experience. We are a non-denominational, six year comprehensive based in the East of Edinburgh. Our school roll is over 1300 pupils and despite being the largest school in Edinburgh, the House System we operate and our policies and procedures ensure that every pupil is welcome, known and supported.
We pride ourselves in being an inclusive school which offers many and varied opportunities, both within and outwith the classroom, for the growth and development of pupils in our care.
Please contact the school if you require more information.
Ruth McKay, Head Teacher
We look forward to welcoming the our new 5th and 6th year pupils back to school after their examinations and Meaningful May experiences.
S5 / S6 pupils should return to school for the start of the new timetable on Tuesday, 2nd June 2015.
S5 pupils should arrive at school at 9 am and report to the school assembly hall for their fifth year induction programme.
S6 pupils should arrive at school at 9.45 am and report to the school assembly hall for their sixth year induction programme.
Alison Fotheringham, Depute Head Teacher
As Edinburgh’s Strategic Lead on Developing the Young Workforce (DYW), we are currently leading on various developments from this report, and would like your involvement and feedback on the topic of skills development, as part of our wider consultation. As part of DYW, we are examining the types of skills that students should be developing from Nursery to Third year, and beyond, in regard to being employment ready. Within the DYW or Wood Report, Recommendation Number 2 (see below), examines skills in ‘preparing a student for employment’, alongside improvements in Careers Guidance.
A focus on preparing all young people for employment should form a core element of the implementation of Curriculum for Excellence with appropriate resource dedicated to achieve this. In particular local authorities, Skills Development Scotland and employer representative organisations should work together to develop a more comprehensive standard for careers guidance which would reflect the involvement of employers and their role and input.
As a result of this, Edinburgh are working toward facilitating and implementing a set of core employment skills that can influence a student’s journey, throughout their schooling, toward employment. There are various skills frameworks, etc. that are available, but most importantly we would like your feedback and involvement in shaping this for students in Edinburgh. Below is a link to a survey that we would like you to complete, to gain your views on the necessity of particular skills.
The survey focuses on Literacy, Numeracy, Health & Well-being, Enterprise and Employability, Leadership, Working with Others and Thinking skills. We would greatly appreciate if you could spend some time to complete this survey. The survey will close at the end of Friday; 29 May 2015. Your feedback will then influence the planning we undertake as part of our endeavours to Develop Edinburgh’s Young Workforce.
The following activities in Suspended Timetable have some limited spaces available.
Only pupils who HAVE NOT already signed up for an activity should go and see Mr Mackenzie in Room 8.05 for a form and further details.
The activities are:
Pupils who have signed up for an activity should not be pulling out unless they have exceptional circumstances for doing so.
Pupils pulling out of activities has a direct impact on trips and can jeopardises the entire Suspended Timetable programme from running.
Mr Mackenzie, Suspended Timetable Co-ordinator
The City of Edinburgh Council is committed to supporting the development of childcare services including breakfast clubs, after school clubs and holiday provision across the city. It is currently engaging in a process of consultation to ensure that it plans future services effectively.
The City would like as many parents and carers as possible to express their views.
If you would like to take part in the survey please note the attachment.