SAAS Applications NOW OPEN!
Please go to saas.gov.uk to apply online. This is for pupils who have applied for HNC/HND/degree courses to ensure funding/loans to be in place for starting their course in September 2020. You have until mid June to apply. Please do not be late as you will then have to pay the money first and then look to get it reimbursed. If you have any questions, please contact your Guidance Teacher.
FAO S4 and S5 – Course Choice
Please keep checking your Glow emails as Mr Wright is working on your subject choices.
Excellent source of information and support – websites, apps, videos and downloads. For parents, pupils and professionals.
Click here – CAMHS Resources
Educational Psychology Service
The YoungMinds website have produced a guide on ‘How to support your child if they are feeling anxious about coronavirus’. Please find the link here – YoungMinds.
We are still accepting and processing applications for all our full time and part time courses! Pupils interested in our full time offer should access our website for further information and details on how to apply www.nescol.ac.uk. If pupils and/or parents or guardians are seeking help and advice about full time study options, they can access information from staff in our Student Advice Centre firstname.lastname@example.org.
For pupils who have already applied to one of our full time courses and have not heard from us yet –please be assured that we are on it! College staff are able to process applications remotely and applicants will get details on what happens next very soon. Face to face interviews will not take place. If an interview is essential, these will be completed online or by telephone.
For Full Time Exceptional Entry applicants, to avoid undue delay, applications are being processed without the customary consent forms being submitted at this moment in time. Relevant forms will be completed at a later date. As a result of the exam diet being cancelled, where pupils have received a conditional offer based on the achievement of Highers/National 5s or similar, we will be accepting any close equivalents.
Educational Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
For those pupils in receipt of an EMA, please be assured that you will still continue to receive this for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school session.
If you’re under 18 in Grampian and want to improve your mental health, or are a parent and want to support your child or teen even better, this podcast could be for you!
Please note that this podcast is NOT a substitute for face-to-face medical advice. If you feel that you need professional help, please call your GP or contact NHS 24.
You can listen to the podcasts at anchor.fm/camhs-g or click the image above.
To access support during our school closure, parents and pupils can contact the school through the Contact Us link on the school website.
If you have any Child Protection concerns, please contact your local Social Work Department. Please find information regarding this at the following links:
Please also find links below where you can access information and support:
|https://www.sexwise.fpa.org.uk||Relationship and sex education|
|https://www.lgbthealth.org.uk||Promoting LGBT wellbeing in Scotland|
|https://www.stonewallscotland.org.uk||LGBT information and advice|
|www.eric.org.uk||Bowel and bladder charity|
|www.crew.scot||Drugs information and advice|
|https://www.talktofrank.com||Honest information about drugs|
|www.samaritans.org||Someone to talk to –
call 116 123 for free
|www.samh.org.uk||Mental health support|
|www.mind.org.uk||Mental health support|
|breathingspace.scot||Open up when you’re feeling down|
|www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/support||Various support information for young people|
Guidance Department Staff
The school has a house system which is made up of four houses: Bennachie, Caskieben, Don and Tuach. Each house has an allocated Principal Teacher of Guidance (PTG) and is linked to a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).
PTG: Ms Deborah Donaldson email@example.com
SLT: Mr Ian Wright
PTGs: Mrs Fiona Allan – Tues – Thur
Miss Gayle Cameron – Mon and Fri
Mrs Kerry Robertson – Mon – Fri
SLT: Miss Katie Arthur
PTG: Ms Gill Murray-Smith
SLT: Mrs Lizbeth Paul
PTG: Mrs Jenny Hepburn
SLT: Mrs Allison Rankin
About our courses:
Our courses are designed to inform, stimulate and nurture pupils to enable them to make informed life choices.
The Guidance Department has produced Personal and Social Education (PSE) programmes which match the experiences and outcomes of Curriculum for Excellence.
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)