Hermie News Updates


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Please do not enter the school building/visit the office in person unless at the request of office staff  You will be able to contact staff through emailing the office on admin@hermitagepark.edin.sch.uk or contacting the office by phone.  It is vitally important that we have up to date emergency contact numbers and an email address.  Please email the office if yours has changed.


The school will be regarded as a ‘Hub’ for children of Key Workers and vulnerable children to attend for the duration of lockdown We will operate the school ‘Hub’ 9-3pm (Mon-Thurs P1/2) and 9 – 3.30pm (Mon-Thurs Nursery P3-7) 12.25pm 9-12 (Fri P1/2) 9-12.15pm (Fri Nursery P3-7).

Key Workers in categories 1 and 2 will be given priority. Government guidance states that everything should be done to minimise the numbers of pupils attending school.  Key workers should have completed the form sent out by the school by email and text before Christmas.  If you fit the criteria as a Key Worker (see criteria and flow chart below) and now wish to request a place please email the school office at admin@hermitagepark.edin.sch.uk.  Please note, if any parent/carer is not a key worker, is working from home or is not at work, the child should remain at home. Children should only attend school if absolutely necessary.  Essential childcare can be provided by family members/friends and childminders. 

Key worker definitions:

Category 1 – Health and Care workers directly supporting COVID-19 response, and associated staff; Health and Care workers supporting life threatening emergency work, as well as critical primary and community care provision; Energy suppliers (small numbers identified as top priority already); staff providing childcare/learning for other category 1 staff.
Category 2 – All other Health and Care workers, and wider public sector workers providing emergency/critical welfare services (for example: fire, police, prisons, social workers), as well as those supporting our Critical National Infrastructure, without whom serious damage to the welfare of the people of Scotland could be caused.
Category 3 – All workers (private, public or third sector) without whom there could be a significant impact on Scotland (but where the response to COVID-19, or the ability to perform essential tasks to keep the country running, would not be severely compromised)

Key Worker Flow Chart Jan 2021

Parent Help Sheets – Accessing and supporting home learning 

Here are a number of help sheets that may be helpful to our families to access teams for our daily class check-ins.

Teams Meetings – Advice for Pupils

Accessing Microsoft Teams

Accessing Teams via Games Console

Teams Meeting using a tablet or phone

Teams Meetings – using a laptop

Letter sent to parents with further advice on logging into teams

Parent Guide for Learning Journals –

Parent Guide

Parent leaflets on supporting reading and setting learning routines at home.






If you, or someone you know, is struggling during this very difficult time we have gathered together a list of supports available. As we become aware of others we will update this page. Click Here

We have provided USEFUL WEBSITES which you may want to use while your child is at home, we will try to update this throughout the closure. Click Here

For medical information please see the NHS Scotland Website. Click Here

Why not try some of the recipes from our Hermie cookbook – see below?

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