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.
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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ3hUrcjpGY 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 –https://www.youtube.com/user/fundingawareness
Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) | Tel: 0131 244 5925Saughton House | U Spur | Broomhouse Drive | Edinburgh | EH11 3UT
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 https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/healthierminds/coping-covid-19/
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 www.llttf.com
Parentline, run by Children 1st, are available to give support to parents and carers on 08000 282233 or online at children1st.org.uk
In addition we regularly provide information on our school twitter feed.
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.
The Scottish Government invites views from parents. Please read the Consultation Paper and complete the questionnaire. Consultation closes on 30th April 2020. Click here