Education

DRUMMOND ON THE UP

As with this school year, a feature of last Tuesday’s celebration of achievement at Drummond Community High School was dealing with the unexpected. 

A key member of the catering team, one of the musicians and the Headteacher (Jodie Hannan) were all indisposed. Happily, these setbacks didn’t dampen the celebratory atmosphere. 

DRUMMOND COMMUNITY IN CITY CHAMBERS

This morning, four locals presented their case for the future of Drummond Community High School in front of the Education, Children and Families Committee. 

The deputation to City Chambers comprised Madiha Choudhury and Mohshin Syed (S2 and S6 pupils at Drummond) plus David Sterratt and Rachel Guatelli (Chair of Drummond’s Parent Council and Vice-chair of Leith Walk Primary School Parent Council). 

CONSERVATIVES ON GAELIC EDUCATION

Earlier this month we published a piece by Cllr Mary Campbell on how the Scottish Greens view the future of Gaelic Medium Education in Edinburgh.

Now it’s the turn of Cllr Callum Laidlaw, Conservative spokesperson on Education and a member of the Gaelic Implementation Group. 

Defining ‘best’ 

Every parent wants the best possible education for their children, and Edinburgh Council is committed to ‘getting it right for every child’. 

GREENS ON GAELIC EDUCATION

How best should Scotland’s capital support Gaelic and Gaelic Medium Education? 

Mary Campbell – Scottish Green Group education spokesperson in Edinburgh, and councillor for Portobello/Craigmillar – reflects. 

Lively debate 

There is a lively debate in Edinburgh at the moment about how Gaelic Medium Education (GME) should be developed [start here].

GAELIC EDUCATION COULD MOVE TO DRUMMOND

 CEC TO OPEN INFORMAL DISCUSSIONS WITH PARENTS 

City of Edinburgh Council will begin informal discussions with parent councils next month about whether to move Gaelic Medium Education (GME) from James Gillespie’s High School to Drummond Community High School.

Pushing the proposal is the fact that Gillespie’s is projected to have 1,537 pupils in 2021, but a capacity for only 1,300. In the same year, Drummond is projected to have 418 pupils with a capacity for 600.

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