Covid 19 – Work Experience Placement Update

All work placements, including week-long work experience and JET placements, will also be cancelled.

JET :  

  • JET placements are cancelled for this session effective from today.
  • The DYW/JET Team are updating employers today
  • We would ask school JET coordinators to update pupils and parents/carers.
  • Pupils should attend school on Friday instead of their placement.  The team are trying to arrange virtual links with employers and more information will follow.

JET Parent/Pupil Information sessions :

  • These are cancelled.
  • DYW/JET Team have produced resources to share with parents via school websites such as Information Sheets and Ppts.
  • These will be emailed to school JET coordinators and we would ask for these to be uploaded.

Flexible Work Placements :

  • These are cancelled.
  • All pupils on flexible work placements should attend school instead.
  • Schools should update relevant employers
  • Schools should email DYW/JET Team DYW@edinburgh.gov.uk with pupil names so that these placements can be cancelled on WorkIT

Week-long work experience:

  • These are all cancelled
  • The DYW/JET Team will communicate with employers over the coming days.  
  • We would ask schools affected to please update parents/carers.
  • The DYW/JET Team will also follow-up directly with relevant schools.

Week long work experience calendar :

Tynecastle High School 11/05/2020
Craigroyston Community High School 18/05/2020
Firrhill High School 18/05/2020
The Royal High School 25/05/2020
The Royal High School 01/06/2020
Craigmount High School 08/06/2020
Forrester High School 15/06/2020
Boroughmuir High School 22/06/2020

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Subject Resources Summaries

Subject Resources Summaries – found in the Pupil Support > Parents Information section of the website or by clicking here.  

This new resource is for our learners, parents and carers to support individual home learning and also learning that occurs within the school day.   For each subject entry*, information is described in 4 sections – Course Information; Resources; Home Study Materials and Assessment.  Examples of these materials include course outlines, topic benchmarks, class notes, teacher’s slides and revision notes.

*please note there are some subjects that are not included in this first edition.  These will be available in due course .  i

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Bring Your Parents to School Day 2019

A massive thank you to our two classes of parents (60 parents) who came back to join us for a whole day of “S1” before the holidays.  I have attached a flavour of the feedback received – thanks for sharing your thoughts.  I also shared individual feedback about lessons with teachers who taught our classes. We look forward to welcoming our next classes (next year) as part of the transition process for parents of S1 pupils.       

J Presly DHT

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