For the last few years I have spoken with each pupil in a one to one meeting which have become known as ‘the daily dozen’. The topics covered in the junior years have normally concentrated on getting to know a little about the pupil and in checking to see how well they were settling or integrating onto school life. In the senior phase conversations concentrate on courses and programmes and plans for destinations beyond school.

In past years the target has been to see each pupil at least twice during the year and with the possibility for a third tracking and target setting meeting for pupils taking National 5 or Highers.

It is clear from their feedback that the pupils value these conversations and I would envisage them continuing.