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Parental Involvement and Engagement Survey

Parental Involvement and Engagement Census. 

 
Parents and carers are by far the most important influence on children’s lives.  Research shows that when parents are involved in their child's learning, children do better at school and throughout their lives.  We would like to get an idea of how you feel about your child's school and to give you a chance to reflect on the involvement and engagement you are experiencing.

Please take the time to answer the questions below, we value all of your responses and will use them to plan for our next steps in parental engagement opportunities and programmes.

Completing the questionnaire should take no longer than 10 minutes and your answers will be kept completely confidential

Link to share: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/17V0Z1/

 

Thank you for taking part in the Parental Involvement and Engagement Census. 

Transport Scotland Pass Collect app

The Transport Scot Pass Collect app lets people aged 16 – 21, who already have a Young Scot National Entitlement Card (NEC) (or non-Young Scot branded NEC), download free bus travel onto their existing card. This means they may not need to apply for a replacement.


The app guides them through the process of downloading free bus travel onto their card, with simple step-by-step instructions. It will tell them when free bus travel has been successfully downloaded onto the card, and then they are ready to jump on the bus for free straight away.
 

Click here to access Transport Scotland's Factsheet

Click here to access Transport Scotland's website.

COP26

Our pupils worked hard during COP26. To see some of the great work produced by our young people and staff during our COP26 Week click here.

School Report November 2021

Our new school report can be viewed here.

EMA Applications

 

Pupils must complete a new EMA application form for each school year. They can do this by visiting the Dundee City Council website.

Applications received by 30 September 2021 from pupils who were 16 years old by this date will be backdated to the start of the school year (16 August 2021).

Applications received from 1 October 2021 from pupils who were 16 years old by 30 September 2021 will not be backdated.

Pupils who are 16 between 1 October 2021 – 28 February 2022 can submit an application.  They will not be entitled to an EMA until 1 January 2022. The closing date for applications to be backdated is 28 February 2022.

The closing date for all applications is 31 March 2022

Thank you

If you require any further information, please visit our website at
www.dundeecity.gov.uk/education/ema

ema@dundeecity.gov.uk

Parental Employability Support

Find out more about the Parental Employability Support here

Children and Families Service Additional Support Needs Advice Line

Children and Families Service

Additional Support Needs Advice Line

Our advice line opens on Monday 18th January. We will be available to take your calls on Mondays from 10am till 12pm and Thursdays from 2pm till 4 pm.

  

This phone line is for parents, carers and professionals to discuss any concerns you may have or ask for any advice in relation to additional support needs and supporting learning.

Please call 01382 433377 during the times outlined above and we will try and answer your queries.

P7/S1 Transition Video

Here is the link to our welcome video to help P7 transition up to S1.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B05csgW4uPg

NEW FACE COVERINGS GUIDANCE FOR SENIOR PUPILS AND THEIR TEACHERS

With new classroom face covering guidance coming into effect for Dundee senior secondary pupils and their teachers at from Monday (November 2), the city council is asking them to back the new safety push.

Families in the city are also being urged to play their part by wearing face coverings at drop-off and pick-up on school grounds, even if they don’t go into the building.

The updated Scottish Government guidance has been released following the confirmation of the coronavirus levels that council areas will be in from Monday November 2.

Dundee has been confirmed as Level 3.

The new guidance states that in local authority areas in Levels 3 and 4, pupils in the senior phase – S4-6 – and their teachers should wear face coverings in classrooms, as well as when they are moving around the school and in communal areas.

Full details can be found here along with updates for school staff and pupils at the highest clinical risk (shielding).

City council children and families convener Councillor Stewart Hunter said: “This new guidance is part of extra efforts to keep schools open and reduce the risk of coronavirus spread.

“I have been impressed by the responsibility that has been shown around face coverings so far in our schools and I would ask that people pay close attention to these new guidelines.

“Families should play their part as well at drop off and pick up times.”

Cllr Hunter added: “Dundee is facing new restrictions because of the worrying situation in the city.

“I would ask everyone to do their bit to help drive down the number of local cases.”

The guidance on face coverings does not apply to those with exemptions.

Dundee City Council has produced a Frequently Asked Questions page on its website to explain the new measures for the city and the implications they will have on everyday life.

Common Cold and COVID-19 Symptoms - Professor Jason Leitch

Professor Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director


E: HealthConditionCovidEnquiries@gov.scot

To Parents / Carers
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31 August 2020

Common Cold and COVID-19 Symptoms

I understand these last few months have often been challenging, particularly for parents and carers. Now that schools and nurseries have returned I am writing to provide some advice where a child or young person in your care presents with symptoms of the common cold or similar bugs during this pandemic.
Following the return of schools after a prolonged break, it is common for colds and similar viral infections to circulate. In many cases, children will be well enough to attend school and continue their learning with little or no interruption to their education. In other cases, for instance where they have quite a heavy cold, they may need to take a day or two off to recover.
This is not the case for children and young people with potential COVID-19 symptoms, they are required to self-isolate and seek a test through nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.
In order to ensure your children do not miss out on their education, it is important to be clear about how COVID-19 symptoms differ from those of other infections that we normally see circulating at this time of year.
COVID-19 Symptoms

It is important that all of us – including those who make up the community around a school - are vigilant for the symptoms of COVID-19 and understand what actions we should take if someone develops them, either at school or at home.
The main symptoms to be aware of are:
 new continuous cough
 fever/high temperature
 loss of, or change in, sense of smell or taste
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If a young person or a child in your care develops any of the above symptoms, they should self-isolate and you should book them a test as soon as possible at NHSinform.scot/test-and-protect, or by calling 0800 028 2816.
We recommend testing only for those with a continuous cough, fever, or loss of or change in the sense of taste or smell. The UK senior clinicians continue to keep the symptoms for case definition under review and will continue to use evidence to adjust these if it becomes necessary.

It is essential that people who have COVID-19 symptoms, or who share a household with someone who has symptoms, do not attend school, nursery or other childcare settings, and must self-isolate along with all members of their household. If the test is negative, self-isolation can end for everyone. If the test is positive, Test and Protect will give you further advice.
Cold-like symptoms

If, however, your child does not have symptoms of COVID-19 but has other cold-like symptoms, such as a runny nose, they do not need to be tested and they and you do not need to self-isolate. Your child can go to school if fit to do so.
The Scottish Government appreciates the huge effort being made by parents, carers and school staff to ensure the risk of COVID-19 is minimised and to support children’s education.

Further information
For further advice please visit the Parent Club website at:


www.parentclub.scot
or
www.nhsinform.scot

Professor Jason Leitch
National Clinical Director
Scottish Government