Callum Maclellan, Curriculum Leader of Science, has previously prepared a guide for parents on how they can help their children with revision and studying. The guide includes techniques to help focus as well as useful links and resources.
Edinburgh Project SEARCH provides employment and learning opportunities for young people with a disability. It’s a full time, one year programme where participants complete three internships and a recognised qualification and gain real experience and skills needed for work.
For students who are 16–29 years old and living in Edinburgh or the Lothians, it could be for a great opportunity.
They are holding information evenings:
Tuesday 6th & Thursday 8th March 2018, 6:00-7:30pm
If you are the parent or carer of a LEAPS-eligible S5 pupil, and they are thinking about college or university, this event is for you.
Tuesday 27 March 2018 19.00-21.00 at Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Campus (Riccarton).
This is an opportunity for parents, carers and guardians of LEAPS-eligible S5 pupils to come and find out more about the support LEAPS can offer a student who is planning to apply to higher education in S6, as well as providing the chance to speak to university admissions staff, and SAAS, about higher education options and funding via an exhibition. (We are also holding a LEAPS S5 Conference the week beforehand for LEAPS-eligible S5 pupils: www.leapsonline.org/s5conference.)
LEAPS is a participation programme which aims to encourage and advise students who are traditionally under-represented in higher education. We currently work with 59 schools throughout South East Scotland, supporting pupils who match LEAPS eligibility criteria.
The Edinburgh and Lothian Trust Fund (ELTF) has taken over the administration process of the Edinburgh Police Fund for Children. The purpose of the fund is to provide grants for outer clothing and footwear for school age children from families in “straitened circumstances” who reside in the City of Edinburgh district.
Summer is the best time to visit your shortlist of universities and colleges — almost all institutions have open days in June and July. Saturdays 17th/24th June and 1st July are the big ones with institutions across the UK opening. Wherever you are, or wherever you want to visit you’ll find a nearby university or college with an open day in the next few weeks.
Take a look at the Opendays.com Calendar for more info, maps and all the detail you need for the forthcoming dates.
We also have a list of the more local open days on our events page.
Respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, provides free practical training designed to increase parents’ and carers’ awareness of bullying and the other risks and challenges children and young people face online. It includes a practical, hands-on session on social media, looking at how to set and manage profiles and privacy settings, to help ensure that children and young people are safe online.
Dates are now available for the Children and Families department of Edinburgh Council next series of support sessions for parents and carers who wish more information or are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s emotional wellbeing and mental health.
Two dates are available: Tuesday 25th April and Tuesday 30th May.
For more information or to book a place on any of the sessions please contact Jillian Hart, Parent and Carer Support Development Officer on 07860 736129
The ninth annual World Autism Awareness Day is April 2nd. This short film by the The National Autistic Society shows us how Holly, 12, experiences the world and becomes overwhelmed when she isn’t given enough time to process information. The video was produced so that Holly could reveal her autism to her classmates and talk about it openly for the first time.