Skills Development Scotland

Please see the below message from our Skills Development Scotland career advisor team at Williamwood. Our pupils would normally have in-school meetings with the team, as well as benefitting from a drop-in service, however the team are currently working from home. The team will be making contact by phone with some of our young people over the summer to offer guidance and expertise. Also, they have provided contact details should you or your son/daughter wish to ask any questions about future destinations, courses or apprenticeships.

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver career services face to face, but we are still here to help and support your child with their career planning. You or your child can contact us for career information, advice and guidance, or visit myworldofwork.co.uk. We may try to phone your child in the next few weeks to offer support and guidance. Please feel free to contact us, if you need to speak to us directly:

Shona Curran
0141 468 7849
shona.curran@sds.co.uk

Hazel Griffith
0141 468 7024
hazel.griffith@sds.co.uk

Student Webinar: Understanding the Banking Sector

This interactive webinar is designed to help students aged 15-18 understand more about financial services and banking.  This 1-hour interactive webinar will explore:

  • How a bank works
  • How banks are navigating the current crisis
  • An overview of the UK banking sector

There will also be a Q&A should there be any specific questions about financial services and banking.

When is the webinar:

Friday, 19 June, 0-11am

The webinar will run via WebEx, with details to follow on how to log in.

If you are interested in joining, please register via the link below.

Register now:

https://r1.surveysandforms.com/804geccf-ec4pf2e3

ParentsPortal

It is our intention to upload S1 reports before the end of term using the new Parentsportal system.  To enable you to access your child’s report, we would be grateful if you would register with this system and link your child. When creating your account, please enter S1 as your child’s yeargroup.  

Please find here a letter from East Renfrewshire Council explaining the new Parentsportal system for parents.  The system can also be accessed through a link on the left hand side of the school website.

This letter contains instructions for signing up and linking to your child.  Please note that the information you enter must match exactly the information currently held in school.

If you experience any difficulties at all when logging in, please just email schoolmail@williamwood.e-renfrew.sch.uk and one of the office staff will be happy to help.

Online learning for pupils – including new timetable codes

Online learning for all pupils can be accessed through Google Classrooms on Glow.  Please see information below:

All Williamwood young people have access to learning materials at home via GLOW, through their glow username and password.
https://glow.rmunify.com/

Every department has Google Classroom or Microsoft team resources. In these online spaces there are notes, PowerPoints, websites, past papers and revision materials for classes. We are endeavouring at this point in time to add as much information as possible to these excellent online resources. Young people should make full use of them.  A guide to support pupils to log on can be viewed here.  Google Classroom codes for subject areas can be accessed here.  This includes the new Goggle Classroom codes for new S3 (in blue) and senior classes (in red).  Please note that D&T is on Microsoft Teams and not Google Classroom.

GLOW user names and passwords can only be supplied to pupils.
Our school website also has lots of information and teaching materials under the departmental tabs. https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/Williamwood/departments/

Any pupil having trouble accessing their Google Classroom accounts should contact the school office by email.  Someone will call you back to talk you through the set up process.

Many young people in senior classes (S4-S6) make use of the excellent online scholar resources for selected subjects.
https://scholar.hw.ac.uk/

Clarkston Community Council

Clarkston Community Council is a fairly newly established group who are looking for the local community to inform them of the issues and areas that they feel we should be looking at and working on to make Clarkston a better place to live. With this aim, they have devised a questionnaire to ascertain the views of the local community and in particular, young people.  Please complete the questionnaire here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wVZ9LYMthtb4p9f2wtS6M4E8mTxaF4REoSb2oMT8SSY/edit?vc=0&c=0&w=1

They also have a Facebook page, simply search for Clarkston Community Council. Or e-mail: Clarkstoncommunitycouncil@gmail.com

School Tour

This video is a walk round of the school made and edited by the YDL group before lockdown.  The video is to help pupils who will be transitioning to S1, or new to the school, to get a feel for the school. It also provides parents an opportunity to see the school from a pupil perspective.  The video can be viewed here.

Carers Week

From Monday 8th June to Sunday 14th June it is the annual Carers Week awareness campaign which recognises the vital contribution made by unpaid carers who care for someone. This year the campaign takes on extra significance as due to Covid 19 many carers, both adult and young carers, in East Renfrewshire are taking on even more caring responsibilities. So now more than ever it is important to underline the challenges that carers are facing and for carers of any age to know that there is support available to them here in East Renfrewshire. If anyone would like to find out more information about accessing carer support our contact details are as below:

Tel No: 0141 638 4888

Website: www.eastrenfrewshirecarers.co.uk

Facebook – @EastRenfrewshireCarersCentre

Twitter – @eastrencc2 or alternatively just type in East Renfrewshire Carers Centre in twitter search engine. 

School Uniform

A copy of this year’s uniform letter can be viewed here as well as in the Information section of the school website.

Due to current circumstances, we will not be inviting Stevenson’s uniform supplies to the school to provide a uniform evening.  However, details on how to order online and book an appointment in the new store can be found on here and here.  School uniform items can also be purchased online from Academy Uniforms Limited.  

The standard of school uniform at Williamwood High School continues to be very good. Uniform is an important aspect of the positive ethos within the school. All pupils in S1-S6 are regularly reminded of the standard of school uniform which is expected at their year group assembly. Your ongoing support with this matter is greatly appreciated. Additional information about the standard of uniform can be found in the Information section of the school website or here as well as the link to the Dressing for Excellence leaflet which can be accessed here.

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