Equity Newsletter

James Gillespies High School

Equity Newsletter

Dear Parent/Carer,


Do find attached an update from our recently formed Pupil Equity Department. With direct support from the Scottish Government by way of a Pupil Equity Fund and input from the City of Edinburgh Council, we felt it was appropriate to harness the expertise and energies of our staff in order to better support the young people in our school community who need additional support to allow then to thrive and realise their potential. I’m grateful to all of our staff who are directly involved and to all from across our wider community who continue to support our efforts.


At JGHS we are determined to eradicate the poverty related attainment gap and to ensure that all pupils, regardless of circumstances, are be able to access all of the opportunities on offer. Particular thanks to our Parent Council and James Gillespie’s Trust who continue to strongly support us in all of our endeavours.


Donald j Macdonald