Public Health Scotland Letter 25-11-2020

Please read an important letter relating to Strathaven Academy from Public Health Scotland.

2020-11-25 Strathaven Academy general parental letter


Public Health Scotland Letter 16-11-2020

Please read an important letter relating to Strathaven Academy from Public Health Scotland.

2020-11-16 Strathaven HS general parental letter


Partnership Action for Continuing Employment

Strathaven Academy works closely with Skills Development Scotland (SDS) to support our young people move into employment, training, apprenticeships and Further/Higher Education. In the current economic climate, many of our families also face unstable employment opportunities, and this includes being made redundant. SDS has compiled the information below that might be useful to anyone facing economic uncertainty at this time.

Partnership Action for Continuing Employment


Face Coverings Update 30-10-2020

Following on from the announcement this afternoon, all staff and pupils should wear a face covering in classrooms during lessons in the senior phase (S4, S5 and S6 pupils) from Monday 2nd November.


Covid-19 Update 23-10-2020

A huge thank you to pupils, parents/carers and staff for your continued support in implementing measures to minimise the risk of Covid-19 in school and across our community.

Our young people have been fantastic in school and have taken personal responsibility for control measures such as wearing face coverings and using hand sanitiser.  We recognise there is always more that can be done and will continue to remind young people of their responsibilities within and out with school.


Test and Protect process

Please find a link to a presentation on the current Test and Protect process that has been to delivered to all pupils during PSE this week.  Young people asked that we share this information with them so they understand why decisions are made by Public Health concerning confirmed Covid-19 cases.  We hope that this information helps to inform all members of our school community and prevent the spread of the virus.  Some points from the presentation are highlighted below, however we encourage all parents/carers to read the full presentation.

Test and Protect process presentation (pupil) 


If a pupil or anyone they live with develop symptoms it is important that they self-isolate at home straight away until the test results are received.

Parents/carers must phone the school to tell office staff that a pupil or someone in your household is being tested.

Following a negative test result, parents/carers must let the school know that the test was negative before pupils return to school.

Following a positive test result, parents/carers must contact the school as soon as possible and talk to a member of office staff.


Everyone who tests positive for coronavirus will be put in touch with a NHS contact tracer to help identify who they’ve been in close contact with.


Self-isolation means you should remain at home and should not go to work, school, public areas or use public transport.  You should not go out to buy food or other essentials. You must stay at home.


If a pupil has been told to isolate, and is feeling well enough, they should be doing school work at home.

Miss McGinlay or Mrs Wellcoat will keep in contact with pupils and parents/carers via email or phone during the period of isolation.

Parents/carers should not contact the school to ask for pupil work to be organised.  Pupils can contact their class teachers via Google Classroom/email.

Take care and stay safe.


Public Health Scotland Letter 02-10-2020

Please read an important letter relating to Strathaven Academy from Public Health Scotland.

Strathaven Academy 20201002 parental letter


Questions & Answers- Mr Boyd

Please see the information below containing answers from Mr Boyd in response to questions raised by the Parent Council. We hope that you find this information useful however please remember that the situation remains fluid and that guidance is being updated on a frequent basis which impacts on our practice in school.

Responses to Questions raised by the Parent Council Sept 2020 (23-09-2020)


Learning from Home

Please find information to support learners with home learning during self-isolation.

Learning From Home Parent-Carer Guide v3

Learning From Home Pupil Guide v3

How to contact your teacher



Public Health Scotland Letter 17-09-2020

Please read an important letter relating to Strathaven Academy from Public Health Scotland.

Strathaven Academy parent letter 17 Sept. JP


Face Coverings Update 28-08-2020

2020-08-28-Face Coverings Update – Secondary Schools

Face coverings

August 2020

The following  documentation contains important information about the reopening of Strathaven Academy.


Return to School Guide August 2020 Version 1 10-08-2020

Pupil Return to School Presentation

Pupil Checklist August 2020

Movement Around the School – 17 August 2020

Safe Systems of Work

Strathaven Academy Risk Assessment