Archive for April, 2012

Absence from School

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

As detailed in your handbook, EMA is paid for 100% attendance in every timetabled class.  If you are absent, your payment may be withheld.  If you have a query about how absence will affect your EMA please contact your school or EMA Team and check your handbook and our previous posts:

Winter weather and your EMA

Fortnightly Payment

Fortnightly Payment Due

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

The next fortnightly payment run is complete and due to reach accounts on Friday 27th April.  For school pupils, this includes payment for weeks ended 30th March & 20th April with no payment being due for the holiday weeks.  For Activity Agreement young people who have worked throughout the Easter period, payment will be due for 4 weeks ended 20th April.

As always, if you have a query about the amount received please contact your school in the first instance.

SQA Exams

Friday, April 20th, 2012

A quick reminder as exam season approaches that EMA will continue to be paid over your study leave, providing you adhere to your school’s official study leave dates and of course, attend your exams.

For advice and help over the study period why not check out the websites below?

BBC Brainsmart – ever wished you could get your brain to work better? Explore how to revise effectively, manage stress & prepare mentally for a big event.

SQA Study Guides are designed to help you prepare for your exams no matter what subject you are studying. Tips and advice on how to achieve the results you want.

BBC Bitesize Higher and Standard Grade – A secondary school revision resource for students  featuring written content, interactive content, audio, video and games.

Falkirk Council Website Maintenance

Friday, April 20th, 2012

Due to essential planned maintenance to the Councils ICT network there will be significant interruption on Sunday 22nd April between the hours of 08:00 and 17:00.  This may affect access to Falkirk EMA on the Falkirk Council website.

For further information please click here

EMA 11-12 Closed to New Applications

Monday, April 2nd, 2012

EMA 11-12 is now closed to new applications and any currently being held under query should be completed as soon as possible.

If you have submitted an application and had it returned for further information please obtain that information as soon as possible and return to EMA Team for checking.

Applications which remain outstanding for an unacceptable time may be cancelled and it will not be possible to reapply so if you’re having difficulty obtaining information please let us know.