respectme workshops for parents and carers

respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service, organises regional workshops for parents and carers on subjects such as online safety and bullying.

Online safety: This interactive and hands on workshop lasting two hours will explore a range of important issues related to navigating the ever changing online world safely. The event will focus on:

  • How young people use technology- the risks/challenges
  • Popular social media apps- the pros and cons
  • Practical advice on parental controls, privacy and safety settings with an opportunity to explore your own social media settings
  • Talking to your children about keeping safe online

 

Responding to Bullying: This 90 minute workshop is designed to:

    • Increase your awareness of bullying behaviour
    • The different ways you can respond if your child is being bullied, or is involved in the bullying of others.

Regional events will take place on the following dates:

27 March 2018, Edinburgh City Centre:

Online Safety – 10.00am- 12.00pm

Responding to Bullying – 1.00pm – 2.30pm

 

18 April 2018, Ayr City Centre

Online Safety – 10.00am- 12.00pm

Responding to Bullying – 1.00pm – 2.30pm

 

26 April 2018, Stirling

Online Safety – 10.00am- 12.00pm

Responding to Bullying – 1.00pm – 2.30pm

 

19 April 2018, Glasgow City Centre

Responding to Bullying – 10.00am- 12.00pm

Online Safety – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

 

24 April 2018, Coatbridge

Online Safety only – 6.30pm – 8.30pm

 

2 May 2018, Dundee City Centre

Online Safety – 10.00am- 12.00pm

Responding to Bullying – 1.00pm – 2.30pm

 

3 May 2018, Aberdeen City Centre

Online Safety – 10.00am- 12.00pm

Responding to Bullying – 1.00pm – 2.30pm

 

Places are limited so places must be reserved by contacting enquiries@respectme.org.uk

Consultation on Draft School Session Dates – have your say

The consultation to seek stakeholders’ views on School Session Dates for 2019/2020 will be open on the Council’s Consultation Hub from Tuesday 27 March 2018 until Friday 4 May 2018.    

Our neighbouring authorities, City of Edinburgh Council and Midlothian Council have set, or are in the process of setting, their session dates and these dates are available on the respective websites.  The East Lothian Council draft dates for 2019/2020 have taken consideration of our neighbouring authority dates and very much align with City of Edinburgh Council dates.

The link to the consultation hub is –  https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/

 

Is your child eligible for free school meals?

Is your child eligible for free school meals, and if so, have you registered?

Schools receive additional funding of £1,200 from the Scottish Government for every pupil in P1 to S3 who is registered for free school meals. This is called Pupil Equity Funding, and schools use this additional money to help fund a wide range of initiatives to support achievement and provide the best possible opportunities for children’s learning.

How do I know if my child is eligible for free school meals?

Please visit our website www.eastlothian.gov.uk  to check your eligibility and download an application form.

Even if your child does not wish to take up the option of having a free school meal every day, we would encourage you to register so that your child’s school will receive the Pupil Equity Funding allowance to support their learning.