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Welcome from Mrs Henry

Dear Parents,

I am delighted to be writing my first post as Acting Head Teacher of Abbeyhill Primary School. Those of you I have met the past few mornings have made me feel very welcome, as have staff and children.

Staff, children and parents have clearly worked very hard to make Abbeyhill the great school it is today and I feel very fortunate to be Acting Head Teacher of a school with such a good reputation in the local community. Joining a school with such a committed staff and wonderful children really is a great place to start!

My priority as Head Teacher is to ensure that the children who attend Abbeyhill continue to be safe, happy and to achieve well. To this end I will be working hard to make sure that the school continues to grow and flourish, building on the good foundations already in place. This term I will be getting to know the children, staff, parents and school community in order to build up a picture of both strengths and areas for development.

As a parent of two children, I know how important it is to work in partnership with parents and carers in order to make school a positive and rewarding experience. I am looking forward to meeting you all over the coming weeks. I am aware that many of you have long associations with the school and I am hoping that we can work together to ensure its continued success until Mrs Ketchin returns.

In the meantime please do say hello in the playground and don’t hesitate to get in touch if there is anything I can do to help and support you with your child’s learning and/or wellbeing at school.

I can be contacted on the main school number, or by email at admin@abbeyhill.edin.sch.uk

With best wishes, Mrs Henry

Remote Learning

I joined Primary Four and Mr Woodhouse on Friday for an online quiz and I was amazed at how well our P4 pupils explained their new learning for the week. Rafay explained the value of a digit in a number, the first question of the quiz would have been ‘easy peasy’ for you. Zoe and Suri enjoyed learning about money. Zoe decided to build a shop and use her parents money to buy and sell her products. Zoe used her imagination to apply her learning, this is a great way to challenge children through play.