All posts by Lesley Forrest

Survey of 8-14 year old’s in Scotland

The Children’s Parliament is engaging children in conversations about their experience of Coronavirus and the lockdown. They have launched a survey for 8-14 year olds and are hoping that parents and carers will help direct and support the children to take part. They would like to reach as many children as possible and are asking people to spread the word about this.

If this is something you can fill in please see the link below.

Our lives have changed because of Coronavirus. Children’s Parliament want to find out how it is for children. Can you help your children to get involved in the national survey for 8 to 14 year olds How are you doing? bit.ly/Coronavirus_Kids  (by 21 May)

A short report on early findings from the Children’s Parliament How are you doing? Survey, completed in April by 4,000 children; is also available via the same link.

M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme Applications

Good Morning,

We are pleased to announce that applications for the M&G 2020 Apprenticeship Programme are now open.

We have a selection of Business and Tech roles and apprenticeships available in our Edinburgh and Stirling offices.

Candidates who wish to apply for the Business Apprenticeships – please apply via the following microsite

Candidates who wish to apply for the IT / Technology roles and apprenticeships – please use the following links:

Software Tester

Software Developer

Service Management Support

Software Developer

We look forward to seeing your applications.

M&G Apprenticeship Team

Brightest Watts Summer Week

We are delighted to inform you that thanks to continued sponsorship by Baillie Gifford, Heriot-Watt University is again running a residential summer school event for new S5 pupils in 2020.

This year we will be offering a choice of two different weeks;

Tuesday 14 to Friday 17 July 2020

or 

Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 July 2020

The Brightest Watts Residential Summer Week aims to provide those pupils entering S5 in June with a motivational insight into university life. The atmosphere is friendly and supportive and the emphasis is on meeting new people, learning new skills and boosting confidence.

The Brightest Watts Residential Summer Week is free, including all food, accommodation, transport to and from campus and social activities.

Pupils who are interested in attending this event can find further information and an application form at https://www.hw.ac.uk/uk/meet-us/brightest-watts-summer-week.htm Places are limited and although we welcome all applications, we will prioritise pupils with carer experience, those with caring responsibilities and those from schools with low progression rates to higher education.

Remote Guidance Support

Mr Watt is now running remote guidance support where pupils can video call him using Google Hangouts if they are in need of emotional support or have a question.

All pupils have to do is download Google Hangouts and log in with their Edubuzz accounts.

Mr Watt will reply to messages or calls between school hours Monday to Friday.

 

Nursery Enrolment

Nursery enrolment: Enrol your child by 6 March 2020

Families with a child born between 1 March 2017 and 28 February 2018 are being encouraged to enrol their child in nursery before 6 March 2020 for 2020/21.

Older children, or those who have not yet registered for an early learning and childcare place, should also register by this date.

To register for a place:

  • Visit www.eastlothian.gov.uk/nurseryenrolment and find out about the different options available in council nursery settings from August 2020.
  • Download a nursery registration form from the website.
  • Complete the form and take it to your preferred (first) choice nursery. You should also take your child’s birth certificate.
  • If you are choosing a blend of more than one provider, apply to your council nursery first and then speak to your funded provider – private nursery, childminder or community group – about what hours you would like from them.
  • Make sure your application is in before 6 March 2020. Applications will still be accepted after this date, but they will not be considered in the first allocation process. Please get in touch with the Early Years and Childcare team if you have any questions or you can’t register by 6 March 2020.

NAMS@eastlothian.gov.uk

01620 827872/01620 828786/ 01620 820186

If you have any questions on early learning enrolment please contact the Early Years team as per the details above.