We know that many adults and children are feeling particularly anxious at the moment. The resource below, produced during last year, may be helpful for you and your children to look at. We hope that our Building Resilience programme is also giving you some strategies to use, and we are launching the new unit called “Get Active” at our assembly this week.
Please follow the link below to access the resource:
As a result of the First Minister’s announcement on Monday 4th January 2021, schools will be closed to most children other than children of key workers and the most vulnerable until 29th January 2021. This is a change from the initial statement from the First Minister on 19th December 2020 which required a phased return to school.
Due to the extended period of school closure, East Lothian Council has reopened the application process for key worker children to access places for in-school learning and childcare from Monday 18th to Friday 29th January 2021. This online application process is for new applicants who did not apply in the first round in December 2020. Those who have confirmed places already will roll over in to extended period and do not need to reapply.
Priority will be given to those key workers in category 1 and category 2 where both parent/carers are key workers or where there is a single parent who is a key worker. Information about the category definitions can be found here: https://www.gov.scot/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-school-re-opening-arrangements-for-january-2021/pages/children-of-keyworkers/
Wherever possible, parents/carers should make use of informal childcare arrangements in line with the Scottish Government Guidance.
Any parents/carers who believe they are key workers under criteria set out by the Scottish Government will be invited to complete our online application. This link to this application can be found here: https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/january2021-keyworker-application-2
The Education Support Team
A Parent’s Guide to being social online this December
Dear Law Pupils, Parents and Carers,
Thank you so much for embracing this project with your families! We have all loved being part of something so special and poignant for this bizarre time we’ve been living in.
Special thanks to Mrs Broadley for her actions, her posts in the Google Classrooms and her enthusiasm for this song!
Thank you to the 45 + families who sent in videos. Sadly, we couldn’t use them all because of technical issues or they were too late for editing so please be assured that they were received with a huge amount of gratitude and we were thoroughly entertained by them all!
Oliver Cox wrote this in 2014 and little did he know how relevant it would be to us in 2020!!
If you have enjoyed using the free resources from Oliver, then please subscribe to his YouTube channel (link below) and check out his Soundcloud page (link on his site).
We cannot thank Oliver enough!! If you wish, you can make a one-off donation to say thank you by clicking the DONATE button in the We Can Fly website below….
All of this support enables him to devote more time to creating and writing music.
Happy holidays and we cannot wait to see you in August!
We CAN fly!!
Mrs Jack, Mrs Broadley and Oliver
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