Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the closure of the school, Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver careers services face to face, but they are still there to help. Your child can contact their school Careers Adviser, Barbara Moir, for careers information, advice and guidance at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.myworldofwork.co.uk
You can still access career service support. Call your local centre to speak to one of our qualified advisers. Your nearest Skills Development Scotland Centre can be contacted at 0131 663 7287.
You can also find careers service support for parents / carers online at www.myworldofwork.co.uk and www.mykidscareer.com
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Need Help? Here are some key contacts!
ChildLine provides a confidential telephone counselling service for any child with a problem.
- call 0800 1111 any time for free
- have an online chat with a counsellor (https://www.childline.org.uk)
The Mix provides a free confidential telephone helpline and online service.
You will be aware of the advice given by the UK and Scottish governments yesterday regarding steps to take to minimise the spread of the coronavirus, Covid-19.
In accordance with this advice, any pupil who develops a high temperature or cough should self-isolate for a 7 day period. I would be grateful to all in our school community for following this advice to support the good health of all. Any pupil who becomes unwell during the course of the school day will be sent home.
You will also be aware of the Scottish government’s advice to cancel all school trips. Further information regarding this will be shared with you when details of the timeframes involved become clearer.
Below is the statement released by SQA regarding the forthcoming exam diet.
I will keep you up to date with any further news of the impact of the virus on the smooth running of the school as the situation develops.
Thank you for your continued support,
Dalkeith High School
Anastasia Moore, S6, was part of a small group of pupils who met with John Swinney, Deputy First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, at the Scottish Parliament. Mr Swinney had invited the senior pupils in to meet with him to discuss the pupil empowerment conference that the pupils had attended in February. The conference was organised by School Leaders Scotland and the Scottish Youth Parliament and involved young people from schools across Scotland coming together to discuss how schools involve them in the decision-making processes that affect them. Teacher were ‘banned’ from the event, and the findings that resulted from the lively debate will be taken forward by Scottish Government officials. Anastasia was joined at the conference by Elle Wright. The pupils reported back to Mrs Dobson, Headteacher, that in their opinion pupils at Dalkeith High School have many opportunities to have their voices heard and feel that their views are valued and acted upon.