Teen Triple P Group

The next Teen Triple P Group will run at-

Northfield Willowbrae Community Centre, 10 Northfield Road, EH8 7PP
Monday 22nd January- 26th March 2018,
12.30-2.30pm
We welcome applications directly from parents and carers or someone can apply on their behalf. Applications can be made by completing our online application form or by completing the application form and emailing it to: supportingparentsandcarers@edinburgh.gcsx.gov.uk please indicate on the application form which areas and times would be preferable.
More information:
Teen Triple P leaflet
Parents of Teens info handout
Application Form

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Communication and Literacy Conference

Thursday 22nd February 2018, 10am-12.30pm

This session will give parents an opportunity to learn about the different technologies available to support your child’s communication and literacy at home.

The session will be in two parts:

    • A hands-on tour of the various communication aids available from low-tech to high tech
    • A workshop on supporting your child’s literacy skills using modern technologies including iPads and computers.

More information in the flyer:       FEAST Keycomm training flier 220218

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Pupil Equity Funding

One of The Scottish Government’s major priorities for schools is to ‘close the poverty related attainment gap’.

 

In support of this, the government is giving additional funding (Pupil Equity Funding) to schools to put in place strategies to assist in this task.

 

The amount of funding given to secondary schools is calculated by the government on the number of pupils in a school’s S1-S3 who are in receipt of free school meals.

 

We have recently appointed for a Pupil Equity Fund Coordinator, Mr Else our Curriculum Leader for PE, to coordinate across the school strategies to help close the attainment gap.

 

It is also in his remit to ensure that those families that are entitled to free school meals and clothing grant feel able to apply. We are urging parents and carers who are eligible or may think they are eligible to apply.

 

To assist you with this, you can log on to www.edinburgh.gov.uk/schoolgrants for more information. Paper copies of this information and forms are also available from the school office. Mr Else is available to assist in completing the form.

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Mr Else, via the school office.

 

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Advice on Norovirus

ADVICE ON NOROVIRUS DIARRHOEA AND VOMITING ILLNESS IN SCHOOLS
A number of schools across Lothian have reported norovirus outbreaks. . 
 
The key advice for parents and staff is that anyone with symptoms must stay off school for at least 48 hours after symptoms have ceased and everyone should wash their hands frequently using warm water and liquid soap, especially after using the toilet and before eating or preparing food. See below for more details.
UPDATE ON DIARRHOEA AND VOMITING IN SCHOOLS
 
A number of schools across Lothian have reported an increase in pupils with vomiting and/or diarrhoea.  The symptoms are suggestive of viral gastroenteritis (also known as norovirus or winter vomiting disease) which is known to be currently circulating in the community.  It is usually a short lived self-limiting illness from which children and adults recover quickly.
 
Further information about norovirus and its prevention can be found athttps://www.nhsinform.scot/illnesses-and-conditions/infections-and-poisoning/norovirus
 
To minimise the likelihood of developing norovirus we recommend:
 
·         If your child develops vomiting and/or diarrhoea please ensure they remain off school until they have been symptom free for at least 48 hours.  This advice applies at all times.  So for instance if your child becomes unwell over the weekend they should not attend school on Monday even if by then they feel well.
 
·         Ensure that all members of your family wash their hands frequently using warm water and liquid soap, especially after using the toilet and before eating or preparing food.
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