Welcome to HHS for Session 2021-22

Return to School – Wednesday 18th August 2021

We are looking forward to welcoming all young people back to HHS for the new academic session 2021-22. Below is the most recent letter from our Headteacher Mrs Porteous with regards to return to school and continuing mitigations in light of the government guidance to schools around the return to school in August 2021.

Within the letter are details of the changes to staffing within the Pastoral (Guidance) Faculty which now means some young people have moved class or House to accommodate this and maintain existing relationships with staff remaining within the department.

Contact details for staff are shown on a separate part of the home learning menu should you or your child require further support or assistance at home with either work or pastoral issues. The Home Learning Guide also contains information on technical and troubleshooting issues for working remotely. Please refer to this guide as a method of support in the first instance with any technical issues with either accessing work via the iPad, Satchel One, GLOW, technical or log in issues.

All students should now access work for their timetabled classes as per the new Home Learning Guide via Microsoft Teams. Parents will be notified using Satchel One (formerly known as Show My Homework) about work being set and deadlines for submission.

Satchel one is now up and running for all students, if a parent hasn’t received a letter via email with their parent code please contact the school on (01450) 372 429 or via email on hhs@scotborders.gov.uk and we will get this to you. A further tab is shown on the home learning menu for Satchel One (Show My Homework) user guides.

Firstly students should be making sure they are able to access GLOW on their iPad to help them learn. Secondly teachers will be placing work and resources on Microsoft Teams regularly. Shown below is a parent guide to how to access GLOW and Teams.

If your child cannot access GLOW or has lost/forgotten their password please email hhs@scotborders.gov.uk with your child’s name and registration (tutor) group and we will send details of login or password resets as required.

Please be advised at this time as ever student well-being is paramount. Therefore the students should follow the work of their school timetable where practical and manageable but so as not to feel overwhelmed by this they should get in touch with their teacher or guidance teacher if they are finding things too difficult for support. They also need to make sure they take regular breaks from home learning to complete other activities within the home including regular exercise, fun activities and skills based learning i.e. gardening, baking and crafts etc.

Further useful links are shown below for parents and students to assist in helping to adapt to home learning in this unique situation.

Further updates to this page will be posted on a regular basis so please check back soon.