Education Scotland survey about remote learning

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Posted by Caroline Danks | Posted in COVID-19, Parent Feedback | Posted on 25-01-2021

Education Scotland are conducting a review of remote learning reaching out to local authorities, schools, parents, carers and learners. Their two surveys for parents/carers and learners are now live and the links can be found on the following page:

About the national overviews of practice | National overviews | COVID-19 education recovery | National Improvement Hub

Please note that both surveys close on Monday 25 January at 12 noon.

Parent Council meeting 18 January 2021 – meeting notes (not formal minutes)

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Posted by Caroline Danks | Posted in Information for Parents, Parent Council meetings | Posted on 22-01-2021

Please click here to find out what was discussed at the Parent Council meeting on Monday evening.  Formal minutes of the meeting to follow.

Parent Council 18 January – Agenda suggestions by rebecca – Flipsnack

If you have any queries or questions, please get in touch.

 

Electronic Devices – can you help or can someone perhaps help you?

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Posted by Caroline Danks | Posted in Information for Parents | Posted on 18-01-2021

If you need a device for schooling at home, there’s 2 things you can do:

– let the school know
They have a bank of chromebooks that they use throughout the school year. During this lockdown they are required to provide one to every child in the hub, but will lend out any extras (although these are in limited supply).
Parent Council has no personal information about families and can’t allocate any.
– keep an eye on this Facebook page (click on the link) for offers of second hand devices 😃
The school is not able to ‘handle’ second hand devices, so hopefully this page will help!
Anyone who has basic technical advice on how to wipe laptops, ipads etc would also be welcomed.

What happens in the case of a positive COVID case at the school?

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Posted by Caroline Danks | Posted in COVID-19, Information for Parents | Posted on 18-01-2021

This flowchart gives you the process the school will follow if they are alerted to positive case of COVID-19.

COVID positive case notification

North Berwick Coastal Connected Communities – Befriender Co-Ordinator job opportunity

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Posted by Caroline Danks | Posted in Information for Parents | Posted on 18-01-2021

An opportunity has arisen for someone to join North Berwick Coastal Connected Communities charity as a Befriender Co-Ordinator on an initial short-term contract. The attached job description gives some information about the new role with this worthy project and how to apply. If you are interested in applying, I’m sure they would be delighted to hear from you. If not, please feel free to forward this to anyone you think may be interested and note that the deadline for applications is January 22nd.

NBCCC Befriender Co-ordinator Job Description

Law PS – Anxiety Tool Kit

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Posted by Caroline Danks | Posted in Information for Parents | Posted on 18-01-2021

We know that many adults and children are feeling particularly anxious at the moment.  The attached resource, 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.

Coronavirus Anxiety Toolkit

Financial Support During COVID – support from East Lothian Council

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Posted by Caroline Danks | Posted in Information for Parents | Posted on 14-01-2021

Covid-19 has had an enormous impact across the country.  Whether you’re an employee, self-employed, unemployed, retired or bringing up a family, everyone has faced significant challenges in recent months.

As we head into winter the impact of the pandemic continues to be felt. In response to this, a range of financial and welfare related support measures have been put in place, both at a national and local level, to help those affected.

At East Lothian Council, they are working closely with our partners, local community groups and volunteers to make sure help gets to those who need it. This leaflet brings together some of the help available, with links to further information. If you have difficulty accessing this information online, please let East Lothian Council know and they will arrange for a hard copy of the leaflet to be sent to you.

Financial_Support_During_Covid19_Winter_2020_Edition