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Stonelaw High School


S4-6 SUPPORTED STUDY (April 26 to May 26)

We are able to offer in class supported study this term and I have attached the supported study timetable that will run from Monday 26 April to Wednesday 26 May. The timetable outlines the subject, level, and day for each session across the next five weeks. This will take place in class and will support pupils in preparing for SQA assessments and completing units. 

Class teachers will also be posting this information on google classrooms with further details on the times and content of the sessions. All sessions take place at the end of the school day. 



SQA Assessment - Summer TerM

Over the course of the Summer term there will be SQA assessments taking place as we gather evidence before submitting SQA Provisional Awards on Friday 25 June. There was information sent to S5 and S6 parents and pupils last week regarding Assessment Programme 1 for S5/6 in April and S4 had their Assessment Programme 1 in December.

There will be an S4-6 Assessment period 2 for all National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher pupils from May 12 to May 27. Attached are the details of SQA Assessment Programme 1 for S5/6 (April 19-30) and SQA Assessment Programme 2 for all S4-6 pupils (May 12 to 27). More details on SQA Assessment Programme 2 will be communicated to pupils and parents at the start of next term.

Also attached is the S4-6 Practical Assessment Timetable (April - June) and an overview of evidence requirements for each SQA subject. 





S4-6 Supported Study (March 15-31)

Attached is the supported study timetable that will run until the end of this term. The timetable outlines the subject, level, day, and class code for each session across the next three weeks. This will be a digital provision on Google Classroom and take the form of live lessons. Class teachers will also be posting this information on google classrooms with further details on the times and content of the sessions. All sessions take place at the end of the school day and will give pupils the time to go home if they have classes in school periods 5 and 6. The supported study provision for the summer term will be communicated with parents before the Easter holidays.




E-sgoil are currently providing an excellent e-learning offer to support pupils. Their Easter study support classes are now open for registration and I highly recommend pupils take up the opportunity. This link provides all the information and allows pupils to sign up for the classes. 



S4-6 SQA Update

Below is a link to a SWAY update that outlines recent information from the SQA. This update includes an overview of the provisional awards/generating estimates process for our S4-6 pupils and sets out the areas of focus for when they return to school. There will be a further update before the end of this term setting out our programme of assessment for senior phase pupils. 

Stonelaw HS - S4-6 SQA Update 4/3/2021
The final date for submitting provisional results has been extended to Friday 25 June 2021
Go to this Sway



National Apprenticeship Week

National Apprenticeship Week is next week and there will be regular updates in the Careers Information Google Classrooms with information and presentations.  There will also be lots of updates on the Stonelaw Developing our Young Workforce Twitter Page.

22 December Update 

Please find below a letter from SLC that provides information on the following:-

  • Reporting Positive COVID cases during the holiday period
  • Arrangements for re-opening of schools from SLC
  • Key Worker enrolment form
  • School Transport
  • Free School Meals
  • Week beginning 11 January
  • Week beginning 18 January

 SLC Parent Letter  click here

You will see from the letter that school holidays have been extended for pupils till Monday 11 January with teachers returning on Wednesday  6 January.  The exception to this is  children who have both parents (or, in the case of a single parent family, the main carer) as designated key workers and who are unable to source childcare.  Children who fall in to this category will be able to attend school from Thursday 7 January.

Below is a link to a google form that you can complete during the holiday to enrol your child in school from Thursday 7 January. Please complete if you meet the criteria in the above letter from SLC.


S 1 - S4 Information 

Please find below the following to help support with the re-opening of our school in January:-

  • A document to support Home Learning from Monday 11 January including support for accessing Google Classroom and all Google classroom codes CLICK HERE
  • A timeline for January including some significant dates for tracking and options CLICK HERE


S5 - S6 information

Please find below the following to help support with the re-opening of our school in January:-

  • A letter outlining our plans for S5/S6 Assessment moving forward CLICK HERE
  • A document to support Home Learning from Monday 11 January including support for accessing Google Classroom and all Google classroom codes CLICK HERE
  • A timeline for January including some significant dates for tracking and options CLICK HERE


December Update

Please find below two newsletters highlighting our work from this term 

Whole school updates - Newsletter: Stonelaw Matters DEC 2020

An update on the work in each department/faculty - Newsletter: Subject Matters DEC 2020


SQA Higher/ Advanced Higher Update

Although exams have been cancelled, S5/6 preliminary assessments will go ahead as planned in January for Higher and Advanced Higher pupils. This will give pupils the opportunity to gather high quality evidence, which will contribute to their final SQA awards. As the SQA and SLC release more information regarding Higher and Advanced Higher certification it will be communicated to parents/carers.

This link https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/96102.html also details some information regarding the decision to cancel exams.

S5/6 Prelim Timetable 

With the removal of exams at N5 level, the January prelims this year will only be for Higher and Advanced Higher pupils. It will take place over 7 days as opposed to the traditional two-week diet. This is made possible by the removal of N5's and will allow us to maximise teaching and learning time. The plans for study leave are outlined on the instructions attached to the timetable. 

Pupils will receive a copy of the timetable today and there should be minimal clashes over the course of the diet. During this period, the expectation will be that S5/6 N5 pupils will be gathering assessment evidence in class.




Saturday Supported Study - 21/11/2020

By following the link below, pupils should indicate what sessions they would like to attend this Saturday. You can attend sessions 1 and 2 in different subjects (session 1 9.30am - 10.30am, session 2 1020am - 1130am), or one subject session in its entirety (9.30am - 11.30am). I have attached the timetable for information also. 

Saturday Supported Study - Sign-up

Supported Study Calendar



S4 Assessment Period/ SQA Update 

Attached is a copy of our in-class S4 assessment calendar for December. I have also attached a link to information regarding these assessments, as well as SQA updates. 




SQA Exam Timetable

Attached is a copy of the SQA Exam Timetable for S5/6 pupils. The diet is now due to begin on Monday 10th May and will finish on Friday 4th June. We will continue to provide you with SQA updates as the session progresses.


Supported Study 2020-21

All S4-6 pupils have been given supported study schedules/parental information letters to take home in registration today. Could you ensure that all slips are signed and brought back to school on Monday. The attached letters have all the information also. 



double period information 

Information relating to our move to a double period model of subject delivery across the school can be accessed below. 

Double Period Structure 2 November 2020

S1 School of Rugby 

Information on the S1 School of Rugby can be accessed below. 


S1 School of Rugby Parent/Carer information

SQA Update

The following link outlines key information from the SQA with updates on National Qualifications for session 2020-21.



S4  - S6 Assessment Calendar 

Attached are links to S4 and S5/6 Assessment Calendars for all subjects until the end of term. Assessments from January to May will be provided in early December.

All S4-6 pupils and parents will also be emailed copies of this and the supporting study guide.

These documents will give you an overview of assessments taking place this term and some strategies to support pupils in preparing for them. 

S4 Assessment Calendar October - December 2020

S5 and S6 Assessment Calendar October - December 2020

Assessment Support - study techniques, wellbeing and parent/carer information


Please find below the following updates 

September 2020 Newsletter

Parental Calendar 2020 - 2021

PE T Shirt Order 

Pupils will be able to buy or order PE T-Shirts on the following days: 

  • S1 - Friday 14 August 
  • S2 - Thursday 13 August
  • S3 - S6 will be able to purchase T-Shirts during their PE class from Monday 17 August 

Sizes available: 

  • Child: 9 - 11 years and 12 - 13 years 
  • Adult: XS, S, M, L and XL 

Pupil will be able to check sizes before they purchase a T Shirt 


  • 1 for £7.50

  • 2 for £14.00

  •  3 for £20.00

Cash (exact amount would be helpful) or cheque payable to Stonelaw High School 



7 August 2020 Update 

Please find below additional information from South Lanarkshire Council

SLC Q and A Re-opening Schools

SLC School Transport Guidance

 Please find information below to support pupils returning to school next week

Re-opening our school further information


5 August 2020 Update

Pupils will return to school in a staged approach from Wednesday 12 August.  

  • Wednesday 12 August - S1 and S4 pupils should attend
  • Thursday 13 August - S2 and S3 pupils should attend 
  • Friday 14 August  - S1 and S5/S6 pupils should attend 
  • Monday 17 August  - All year groups should attend 

Further details outlining the re-opening of our school can be found in the letter below. 

Re-opening our school August 2020



30 July 2020 Update 

We have just received the detailed guidance on the re-opening of schools to all pupils in August. We will be in touch as soon as we have had the opportunity to consider what it means for the safe return of children and staff and the arrangements we need to put in place. 

Arrangements for Reopening our School 

Please find below a parent/carer letter detailing the arrangements for reopening Stonelaw High in August 2020

Parental Letter 22 June 2020



Please find below an update from South Lanarkshire Council in relation to reopening schools in August. 

SLC Parent/Carer Letter 16 June 2020


SLC parent/carer transport survey

Please complete the following SLC parent/carer survey on accessing mainstream school transport in August 2020. Survey will close on Sunday 14 June. 



SLC Parent/Carer Survey

please complete the following South Lanarkshire survey on how best to support your child return to school. 



Slc Secondary school pupils survey

Please complete the following survey on your thoughts and feelings about lock down and how SLC can support you return to school. 




Find out about how assistive technology can help with your child’s learning.

Click here for parent leaflet regarding an assistive technology online workshop

Click here for joining instructions - Live meeting will take place Friday 12th June 2020 from 1pm to 2pm.


Home Learning Update - June 2020

Please find below the refreshed Home Learning pack for all subjects.   This should be used for Home Learning between now and the end of the session. 

 Home Learning Pack June 2020

If you have subject specific questions relating to Home Learning the booklet contains the email addresses of all Faculty Heads.  Any general concerns please contact the relevant Year Head:-


S2:        Mr Paterson  gw09patersonjonatha3@glow.sch.uk

S3:        Mr Stewart gw07stewartewan4@glow.sch.uk

S4:        M Stewart gw07stewartewan4@glow.sch.uk

S5/S6:  Mr McGeoch gw07mcgeochdonald@glow.sch.uk


Update from Executive Director of Education Resources 

SLC Update June 2020


Scotland Learns 

Please find below the document published by Education Scotland

Scotland Learns

This includes information on:-

  • Suggested Learning Activities for Literacy and Numeracy (also good Primary resources if you have younger children at home)
  • Ideas to support wellbeing
  • Activities to encourage safety online
  • Hints and tips for supporting your child to learn at home
  • Advice for engaging children with ASNs


May 2020 Newsletter 

Please find below the link to our May Newsletter 

May 2020 Newsletter


SLC Update for Parents 

Friday 20 March 2020 

Please find South Lanarkshire Council update for parents below 

SLC Parent Letter


Update for Parents 

Friday 20 March 2020 

Teachers will be in school on Monday 23 and Tuesday 24 March 2020.

We will be open to children of those key workers in Category 1 (identified below) on Monday and Tuesday of next week. This will allow the children and young people to attend a place of familiarity and support and reassure parents that they can attend their work.

On Monday and Tuesday, we will provide support for the following

  • continuity of care for those key workers in Category 1 – these are:-
    •  Health and Care workers supporting COVID and associated staff
    •  Health and Care workers supporting life threatening emergency work
    •  Critical primary and Community Care workers
    •  Energy suppliers
    •  Childcare workers providing care for category 1 workers
  • We will also have in place a provision for young people who receive free school meals
  • Staff will also continue preparatory work for distance learning/SQA work

Please continue to monitor twitter and our website for daily updates. 



Home Learning 

Subjects have set up a variety of online platforms to allow learning and teaching to continue from home, this includes Google Classroom and Show My Homework etc. 

The expectation is that young people will access this daily and engage in the tasks set by their teachers. Teachers will be available to provide feedback for young people when they submit work. Please be mindful that these platforms are for learning purposes and social interactions with their peers should be kept to an alternative online platform.

If your child has a question relating to a subject they should reach out to their teacher via the online platform e.g Google Classroom. However, if required please contact the Principal Teacher/Faculty Head, email addresses are included in the pack.

Materials for some subjects are also available via their page on the school website. It would be worthwhile checking this regularly.

A Google form has been created if your child experiences ICT issues accessing the online platforms or with passwords etc. This will be monitored by our ICT coordinator, therefore, it would be helpful if this is used for ICT based questions only.

Please continue to check the new section on our school website and follow us on Twitter @StonelawHIgh for regular updates.



Skills Development Scotland


Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver career services face to face, but they are still there to help. Your child can contact their school Careers Adviser, Danny Ramage for career information, advice and guidance by phone 07881803213 at danny.ramage@sds.co.uk or visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk .You can also still access their career services. Call your local centre to speak to one of our qualified advisers. Find your nearest centre at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres. You can also find their services for parents/carers online at www.myworldofwork.co.uk and www.mykidscareer.com