From 31 August 2016, the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act will commence. This Act states that every young person in Scotland is entitled to the support of a Named Person until the age of 18. For those young people attending school, your Named Person is likely to be your Guidance Teacher and details of this will be made available to you very soon. If you leave school before your 18th birthday, your Named Person will transfer from school staff to a member of staff who works in the Local Authority where you live. Please refer to the attached leaflet explaining the support that the Named Person can offer you, should you need it. At East Lothian Council, you can contact the Named Person Service at the email address firstname.lastname@example.org . Further details of the Named Person Service for school leavers in East Lothian will be made available over the next few months.
What is the National Improvement Framework?
The National Improvement Framework for Scottish education is an ambitious strategy to help all children to achieve their full potential as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. The Framework sets out how evidence is gathered to inform action, making sure that we are all focused on improving standards for our children, and in our schools. Click here for more info.
The Scottish Government have asked that the authority promotes the changes to household income thresholds with relation to the EMAs from 1st January 2016. This flyer shows any changes that may affect you.
Education Maintenance Allowance Update – Jan 16
Gateway has launched a great new National Qualifications area on Planit, just in time for the busy Options Choice season. The exciting new design and structure makes it even easier for teachers, pupils and parents to explore information on NQ subjects and courses.
Each course description includes links to potential progression routes in: school, further study, training and employment. Two new features mean that:
- pupils can link directly to the Subject/Careers lists for each subject
- parents can link to the relevant Nationals in a Nutshell leaflet produced by the National Parent Forum ((NPFS).
Visit the new ‘Nationals’ section it now at www.planitplus.net/Nationals to see what’s on offer.
We’d also welcome your feedback and suggestions for further improvements to this area.
Use the online Feedback Form on Planit’s home page at https://www.planitplus.net. You’ll find it just under the Teachers’ Area. Thank you for your ongoing support.
We want to get it right for every child and young person
The East Lothian Council Community Planning Children’s Strategic Partnership (including health and the voluntary sector) wants as many people as possible to take part in the consultation on its draft plan for services for and about children, young people and families in East Lothian. The plan sets out proposals for improving outcomes for children and young people’s health and wellbeing in East Lothian over the next three years.
For more info click here…