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
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.
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.
Food Standards Scotland are currently developing a partnership campaign on allergens in young people, and while we are adding the final touches to the campaign we are looking to find out more about what the young people of Scotland feel about food allergies. Partnering up with Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship charity, we’ve launched an allergies survey to get young people’s thoughts, whether they have an allergy to something you can eat, or not.
And we need your help. We would be grateful if you could promote the survey through your social media channels by posting and sharing details of the survey, so that we can reach even more young people. We’re specifically looking for 12 – 18 year olds, and those taking part will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers, and if they’re a Young Scot member they can also claim 150 Reward points. The survey closes on 9th February.
The survey can be found here: https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90180312/Young-People-and-Food-Allergies
You’ll be able to find our posts regarding the survey on our usual social media channels by clicking on the below relevant icons.
We’ll be in touch with you again in the coming weeks with more detail on how you can support the allergens campaign, which is due to launch on 25th February, running until the end of March. For any questions on the survey or the forthcoming campaign, please contact email@example.com.
Many thanks for your help
Edinburgh Schools Office Open Event:
We are running an office open evening at our Edinburgh Office on the 12th February. This is a great opportunity for Students, Teachers and Parents to come along and see the PwC office space, learn more about the opportunities at PwC and meet with some of the Edinburgh team. Attending one of our office-based events will give you the chance to discover more about life at PwC, our apprenticeships, degree programmes and work experience. You’ll pick up lots of information about our work and the application process, to help you to decide which of our career options interests you most and how to get there.
Join us in a welcoming environment to discover where a career with PwC could take you – and how far you could go. You won’t be disappointed and will build useful connections and insights for taking the next step in your career.
Edinburgh Schools Office Open Event:
📅 12th February 2020 ⌚5.00pm-7.00pm 📍 PwC Edinburgh Office, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX
⌨ Sign Up Here
Now is an exciting time to join us as our business is evolving. If you or your network know anybody looking for the opportunity to grow as an individual, to meet new people and build lasting relationships that will stay for life. Then our applications are open now!
Students attending the Apprenticeship Roadshow on Monday are to go to LZ3 at 8.45 after registration or assembly. They will be back in school in time for lunch.
Any work missed due to attending this event is to be caught up, students should speak to their teachers individually about this.
Please click on the link below to access the flyer for the NHS East Lothian Family Information Sessions for families/carers of children and young people with a diagnosis of ASD.
Flyer sept 2017 – ASD family info sessions
An EMA ( Education Maintenance Allowance) is a weekly payment of £30 paid directly to eligible students who are continuing in post-compulsory education (i.e. beyond the age of 16). Summer leavers ( those born between 1st March 1998 & 30th September 2001) will now have received a pack inviting them to submit their application. We need to receive the completed application into our office by 30th September – any awards received after this date will not be backdated until the start of term.
Winter leavers , remaining at school who will be eligible for an award from January, will be sent an application form directly by the team in late November. If you need an application form, these are available from the school office, the EMA department ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or online www.eastlothian.gov.uk/emas
Parents of s4 – s6 students attending the apprenticeships roadshow on Monday 2nd October 2017 will have received a text to alert them that a consent form needs to be returned.
Electronic consent forms have been sent out to those who have email addresses on the school system, if these have not worked or parents do not have an email address, paper copies are available in guidance and a copy is also attached to the information letter in this notice.
All consent forms need to be completed and submitted or returned by 9.00 on Thursday 28th September at the very latest please, early returns would be greatly appreciated.
apprenticeships show letter and consent form 2017 doc
Please remember on Thursday 21st September we will be following a Monday timetable.