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West College Scotland

West of Scotland is holding 3 Clearing days across the Region on the following dates.

Greenock (Finnart):   10th August   2pm – 7pm

Clydebank:                      11th August 2pm – 7pm

Paisley:                               12th August 2pm – 7pm

The Clearing Days are the perfect opportunity to chat with the staff and sign up for an August start course that’s right for you. Over the 3 events they have over 25 curriculum departments attending alongside the Student Services Dept, who can guide you through your application. Further information can be found on the college website

SDS Career Advisors

Over summer, any school leaver who is looking for support from SDS should phone their helpline on 0800 917 8000 Mon-Fri 9am-5pm

Any pupil on our school roll can contact Eastwood High’s Career Advisors, Karen Rees on 07887993465 Mon-Wed and Gina Kelly on 07771 505 766 Tues-Thurs for support.

From next session, Karen and Gina may call home, in addition to meeting pupils in school, in order to support pupils in S4,S5,S6 whilst blended learning is in place.


Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS)

SAAS would like us to inform our pupils that it is ‘business as usual’ and their Online Application service is now open.  Their General Enquiry Unit are dealing with email and voicemail correspondence on a daily basis. Pupils can get in touch via the ‘Contact Us’ option on their online account if they have any specific queries.

They are currently working on a toolkit of support available and scheduling online sessions on their Social Media channels which will be shared with you in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, they have attached a link to their Application Help video that may be useful for pupils to view before completing their application for support.

Please feel free to use any of the other videos that appear on their YouTube channel –

Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) | Tel: 0131 244 5925Saughton House | U Spur | Broomhouse Drive | Edinburgh | EH11 3UT | | | | LinkedIn


Online Mental Health Resources

Healthier Minds is East Renfrewshire Council’s guide to promoting the mental wellbeing and resilience of our children and young people.  The site is regularly being updated to give useful advice

As a school we also have a site license for Living Life to the Full course. This provides practical advice for positive mental health, using CBT techniques and can be found at

Password: yp983364

Parentline, run by Children 1st, are available to give support to parents and carers on 08000 282233 or online at

In addition we regularly provide information on our school twitter feed.

School Car Park – Thursday 12th March 2020

The school car park will be subject to work on Thursday to make it safer. The work will be near to the entrance to the car park and may cause some disruption.  Drop Off bays in particular will be limited.   We shall try and limit the disruption as best as we can but ask for your patience and extra caution is taken.

Thank you for your assistance.