SKANSKA Construction Work Experience Insight Day

As a construction company, we strive to achieve great goals, such as huge building projects, roads, and environmental work.

As you may be thinking about your post exams/leaver options, join us on our work experience insight day to discover what construction has to offer and how you can help us shape our future.

The session will provide you with key information about Skanska, careers available within the construction industry, advice on how to ace your job application, and an opportunity to take part in a mini project. You will hear from our amazing apprentices and graduates and will receive a certificate of completion if you attend. We look forward to welcoming you on the day!

When: 16th Feb 22 -10am to 3pm

Where: Microsoft Teams – we will send you a link once you sign up here

Book Here:

About Skanska

Skanska is one the UK’s best construction companies as well as the third biggest construction company globally. We are an inclusive and responsible business that is helping to build a better society. We are known for working on major projects, such as the Gherkin, the M25 widening, HS2 or Crossrail. We are building, upgrading, and maintaining the country’s infrastructure for future generations. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative, and progressive. We bring together people and technology, as part of our objective to make construction a safer and more collaborative industry.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

DYW – Medicine Application: Getting Back On Track

To help your aspiring medics get back on track with their Medicine applications, we will be running a free online webinar where we will be covering the following:

• Medicine Application Timeline
• Medical Work Experience
• How to Get Work Experience
• Reflection
• Key Deadlines/Dates to note down
• Choosing a Medical School – Making Choices
Every attendant will also receive multiple frameworks, templates and other materials they can use on their journey to Medical school.

Webinar Name: Medicine Application: Getting Back On Track
Date: Wednesday, January 26
Time: 07:00 PM (London time)
Location: Online – Zoom
Admission: Free
Suitable for: Students in S3, S4 and S5

Your students can book their free space here:

The spaces are limited so your students need to book their spaces as soon as possible.

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Virtual Work Experience Opportunities

Please see below a few Virtual Work Experience Opportunities that pupils can sign up for.  These will take place in February and March.  Pupils will need to answer 3 simple questions on why they would like to attend.
Pupils can register here –  register as a young person to make use of these opportunities if they haven’t already done so.
Pupils should speak to myself or their Pupil Support Leader if they wish to sign up.

Age: 14+
Date: 14th – 16th February 2022
Application Deadline: 31st January 2022

SSE Plc 
Age: 15+
Date: 8th March 2022
Application Deadline: 18th February 2022

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Message from the Headteacher – 22 December 2021

Dear Parents and Carers,
As the term comes to a close, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your unstinting support throughout this most challenging of years.
I think it is important that we acknowledge the many achievements of the school against the backdrop of uncertainty throughout 2021.  From moving swiftly to online learning at the start of the year, to opening up the Hubs providing care for children of Key Workers, to supporting our senior phase pupils to success in their National Qualifications.  Not forgetting, of course, helping our new S1 pupils to settle quickly into the school without having experience of the normal transition arrangements. All has been achieved because we are the school community that we are: caring, resilient, resourceful.
I hope that all in our school community can now enjoy some time to relax and recharge.  We are all aware that we may be facing different challenges again in the new term but I know that we will face them together with the same fortitude that we have shown before.
Wishing all a Merry Christmas and all good wishes for 2022.
Allyson Dobson

Library News

If you are in S1 you can still quiz on your books after you have read them by clicking on this link – Earn merits and points for your class to help your class become class of the term.
Also you can download some great eBooks to read on your digital devices. Click on this link… your username is your school PC login and the password is ebs1

Smart Futures Programmes

Please see the table below for details on all the programmes Smart Futures have coming up through Easter and Summer and please get in touch if you have any questions regarding any of them.

Download: Smart Futures

Lee Bernard

Developing the Young Workforce Coordinator

Update from the Headteacher – Thursday 16 December 2021

Dear Parents and Carers of senior pupils,
Thank you for your understanding in the past couple of weeks as we have asked senior pupils to study for assessments at home.  I am pleased to report that the assessments have gone well with very few interruptions.
We are looking forward to welcoming our senior pupils back into the building on Monday for the last 3 days of term.  All pupils should take a lateral flow test on Monday morning before returning to school.
Due to the ongoing concerns around infection rates, it is important that we adhere to all safety mitigations that we have in place.  Pupils should wear masks at all times, test on a daily basis, maintain good hand hygiene, clean work stations before and after use, stay home and book a PCR test of they are displaying symptoms of Covid.
It is also important  that all pupils remain in the playground until doors are opened at 8.30am.  Pupils should enter through the door closest to their period 1 class.
Thank you for your ongoing support,
Allyson Dobson
Dalkeith High School

Close Contact Log

Please find below a log for you to keep a note of any close contacts you may have in school during the last week of term.

You should keep a note of anyone you have sat near in class, had lunch with, travelled to or from school or had close contact with.
This document will be useful in the unlikely event that you test positive for Covid during the Christmas Holiday.
You do not need to note any teachers names, only fellow pupils.
Download BGE Form: Close Contact Log DHS BGE
Download Senior Form: Close Contact Log DHS Senior
Mr Knight

Craig Knight

Depute Headteacher