Category Archives: Parent Information

Information for parents

Scholar – Studying for SQA Qualifications

Scholar have released their latest support video for learners. This new resource, “Studying for SQA Qualifications Using SCHOLAR”, has been created to show learners how to use SCHOLAR in their studies as they work towards a National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher qualification. The video is suitable for learners with no prior experience of SCHOLAR, but may also be of benefit to students with summative assessments or exams approaching who may wish to use the interactive course materials and automatically marked, end of topic and end of unit assessments for consolidation and revision.

The new video is available at http://bit.ly/StudyWithSCHOLAR

RAF Access All Areas Events

The events are virtual and  a good opportunity to find out more about key roles and life in the Royal Air Force.

There will also be a recruiter present to answer any questions about the RAF.

The first event is being held on Wednesday 17th March and the second event will be held on Thursday 25th March.

To find out more information and to take part, you will find an interactive link on each flyer below that will take you through to EventBrite to book a free ticket.

 

The Royal Air Force Access All Areas 17 March Event

The Royal Air Force Access All Areas 25 March Event

 

Skills Development Scotland’s Parent and Carers Research

Skills Development Scotland would like to know what parents and carers think about Scotland’s careers services.

The aim of this research is to ask parents and carers about their awareness and use of Skills Development Scotland services and how they talk to their child about careers. This information will allow SDS to better understand the needs of parents & carers and to better shape our services. The questions should take around 10 minutes to complete.

Enter the SDS parent and carer survey on careers services: https://sdscustomerfeedback.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_5yzz5v0qpAkhVzv

Feedback from the parent and carer survey will be shared with partner organisations.

The survey will close at 5pm on 31 May 2021

Law Virtual Work Experience

Browne Jacobson are offering a two day virtual work experience placement during the Easter holidays.

They are a top 50 law firm with offices all over the UK. The placement aims to provide students with an insight into how a law firm works, the different departments they have, and an opportunity to talk with  different solicitors.

Placement details

  • Tuesday 6th & Wednesday 7th April, 9am – 4pm each day
  • Partner welcome talk
  • An insight to law, the different departments and areas of work (including non law routes)
  • Breakout rooms with solicitors talking about different areas of law
  • Workshops & interactive sessions
  • Open to all  S5 and S6 pupils
  • FREE opportunity but limited spaces

Application Link: 

https://www.research.net/r/Law-WEX

Photography Competition

Are you a budding photographer? Have you taken some interesting photos on your walks/exercise during lockdown?  Here is a link to a photography competition, the theme is Climate Change.

The competition is open until August so there is still plenty of time to think about an entry. One entry per person.

When ready, the entry must be emailed to Miss Clelland who will then upload to the competition site for you.

You don’t need to send an image yet, just your name and year group to note your interest, I can get images from you when you are ready to send them.  Details on how to contact Miss Clelland is on your S1-S3  year group GC pages.

Many thanks, get snapping! 😎

Meet the Medics

The NHS are re-running their “Meet the Medics” online at 19:00 on Wednesday 24th March.

This event is for anyone who intends to apply to medical school in October 2021 who has not had the opportunity to shadow doctors face-to-face or to speak directly to doctors about the career. Candidates will be placed in small groups and will have the opportunity to speak to several pairs of doctors from a number of specialties and also medical students from the Scottish medical schools throughout the evening. Feedback from previous Meet the Medics events has been excellent, giving a greater insight into the highs and lows of a life in medicine – which is vital for a successful medical school application.

To apply for the event – please visit:
Events – You Can Be A Doctor

or
Meet the medics

Supporting Children in Challenging Times

The Educational Psychology Service is delivering three online one-hour parents’ sessions in March (details here). The aim of these will be to explore how Covid has affected how children and young people think, feel and behave, and to discuss ways in which parents can support their child through the current challenges. The sessions will refer to our Healthier minds website and resources (https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/healthierminds) and will involve input from partners across East Renfrewshire who support children and young people’s mental wellbeing.  Parents/carers can sign up using the link in the form.