It was back to school today after our Easter Holiday. Staff looked refreshed and pupils I spoke with were pleased to be back. On a personal note I really enjoyed spending quality time with my own kids. They are growing up so quickly; it's hard to believe that my elder daughter is due to start High School this summer. Highlights for us included a day at the Science festival, a visit to the Clarsach festival and a day's fishing on Loch Fyne.
Disappointingly the weather in Scotland over the past two weeks was not as good as we experienced in March but, on the plus side, this made it easier for S4,5 and 6 pupils to study for the exams that are due to start next week. Parents, staff and pupils will all feel some anxiety in the lead up to exams but hopefully, pupils have put in the necessary effort to ensure that they do their best on the day of the exam. We ask that everyone does their best and use the time that remains to put the finishing touches to preparations. Throughout study leave pupils are encouraged to come to school to seek further support and guidance from their teachers.
In the coming weeks, I will be contacting parents, pupils and staff with the intention of establishing what JGHS can and should do to become an even better school. The areas that we choose to target will be included in next session's improvement plan.