Phased Return To School – Week Beginning 22nd February

As recently announced by The First Minister, we plan to have selected senior pupils return to school in the week beginning Monday 22nd February.

Phased return of “practical” pupils

Pupils currently sitting Practical Woodwork and Practical Electronics will be given priority in this first phase. Pupils will be invited by email with details of the day and time they should attend. Parents will also be sent a text and email with these details. We kindly ask you to then contact the school to let us know if you can attend.

Further practical subjects will be included in due course. As teachers of these practical subjects will be asked to work from the school building as opposed to from home, there may be disruption to the online interaction of these teachers with other pupils while they work. Rest assured, however, that learning activites will still be provided for all pupils in all year groups during this time. Teachers who will be delivering learning in the school building, as opposed to online, and on specific days, are detailed below:

  • Monday: Miss Anderson, Mr Ross
  • Tuesday: Mr Darmady, Mr Ross, Miss Anderson, Mrs Davidson
  • Wednesday: Mr Darmady

Day Structure

The school day will run from 8:50am to 3:35pm.  Pupils should report to the classroom their subject is normally taught in.  Interval will be from 10:15am to 10:30am and lunch from 12:30pm to 1:10pm to align with the online teaching timetable.  Pupils will be able to leave the building at lunch or alternatively they can pre-order their lunch from the canteen in the morning. 


School transport will run for any pupils who are attending school. All children and young people over the age of 5 should wear a face covering on school transport, and secondary school pupils should maintain 2m social distancing on school transport, which is a change from the arrangements when schools were open previously.

Arrangements to Reduce Risk

It continues to be very important for any children and young people attending school to follow health and safety advice as reducing the risk of spreading the virus is one of our top priorities.  All young people and staff are expected to maintain 2m social distancing, and to wear face coverings at all times. This is an increase to the measures in place and reflects the fact the Highland Council is now a Tier 4 area. We would be grateful if you would stress the importance of these rules to your child and support us in making sure that all rules in place to reduce the risk of spreading the infection are followed.

Please see, below, a letter from The Highland Council regarding these arrangements.