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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

Drop-in Vaccine Clinics

Drop-in Clinics

Drop-in clinics are running at vaccination centres across Tayside for those who are over 16 and not had their first vaccine or anyone who is at 8 weeks or more since their first vaccine.  All clinics will offer Pfizer for 16-39-year-olds and AstraZeneca for those aged 40 and above according to the latest JCVI guidance

Clinic dates until Sunday 12 September:

Dundee
Caird Hall, 7-days-a-week, 10am-6pm
Douglas Community Centre, Wednesday 25 August, 1-7pm
Tesco South Road, Thursday 26 August, 1-7pm
Open Heavens Christian Centre, Tuesday 31 August, 1-7pm
Ardler Complex, Wednesday 8 September, 1-7pm

Parental Employability Support

Find out more about the Parental Employability Support here

Access to COVID-19 Testing

The number of cases of COVID-19 has increased significantly in Dundee over the past week, and this has led to cases linked to some schools and nurseries. 

We are strongly encouraging all families to take advantage of the testing facilities on offer across the city even if you do not have any symptoms. 

The testing unit at DISC, at Mains Loan, is now open four days a week: Friday, Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 10am-4pm. 

 

Information on how to access testing  

  

You can get tested for COVID-19 at walk in or drive through locations across Dundee, whether or not you are displaying any symptoms. You can book a test, or have a test kit sent to your home, via www.gov.uk/get-coronavirus-test or by calling 119. 

Locations of testing units are below:

Walk through – open 10am-4pm   

Monday  - Menzieshill Community Centre   

Tuesday - DISC.  

Wednesday - DISC.  

Thursday - Douglas Sports Centre   

Friday - DISC   

Saturday  -  East Whale Lane   

Sunday - DISC.  

  

Drive through – open 7 days a week, 8am-8pm  

Dudhope Castle 

 

 

Public Health Message - COVID 19

Over the last week there has been a rise in the number of cases of COVID-19 in Dundee communities. We are strongly encouraging all families to take advantage of the testing facilities on offer across the city even if you do not have any symptoms. It is also very important as restrictions ease to continue to follow the guidance around social distancing, wearing a face covering and frequent handwashing. For more information about testing, including how to have tests delivered to your home, please visit www.taysidecares.co.uk.

 

Arabic

خلال الأسبوع الماضي ، كان هناك ارتفاع في عدد حالات كورونا في مدينة دندي. نحن نشجع جميع العائلات للاستفادة من مراكز الاختبار المتوفرة في جميع أنحاء المدينة لإجراء الاختبارات المجانية حتى لو لم يكن لديك أي أعراض. من المهم أيضًا أن نتبع الإرشادات حول التباعد الاجتماعي وارتداء غطاء الوجه وغسل اليدين بشكل متكرر مع زيادة فك القيود المتعلقة بالاغلاق. لمزيد من المعلومات حول اختبار الكورونا ، بما في ذلك كيفية توصيل الاختبارات إلى منزلك ، يرجى زيارة www.taysidecares.co.uk.

 

Bengali

 গত সপ্তাহে ডান্ডি(Dundee) সম্প্রদায়ের লোকদের মধ্যে কভিড -১৯ এর সংখ্যা বেড়েছে।আপনার কোনও লক্ষণ না থাকলেও আমরা সমস্ত পরিবারকে শহর জুড়ে অফারে টেস্টিং(কোরনা) সুবিধা গ্রহণের জন্য উত্সাহিত করছি।মুখের আচ্ছাদন(মাসক) এবং ঘন ঘন হাত ধোওয়ার ক্ষেত্রে সামাজিক দূরত্বের দিকনির্দেশ অনুসরণ করা সীমাবদ্ধতা স্বাচ্ছন্দ্য হওয়ায় এটি খুব গুরুত্বপূর্ণ।  আপনার বাড়িতে কীভাবে পরীক্ষাগুলি সরবরাহ করা হবে সেগুলি সহ পরীক্ষার বিষয়ে আরও তথ্যের জন্য দয়া করে www.taysidecares.co.uk দেখুন।

 

Bulgarian

През последната седмица се увеличи броят на случаите на COVID-19 в общностите на Дънди.  Силно препоръчваме на всички семейства да се възползват от предлаганите в града пунктове за тестване, дори ако нямате никакви симптоми.  Тъй като мерките се разхлабват е много важно да продължите да следвате указанията за социално дистанциране, носене на предпазна маска и често миене на ръцете.  За повече информация относно тестване, включително как да поръчате тестове за вкъщи, моля посетете  http://www.taysidecares.co.uk/
 

Mandarin

        在过去一周,邓迪社区的新冠病例有所增加。我们强烈鼓励所有家庭利用全市提供的检测设施,即使在您没有任何症状的情况下。同时非常重要的是要继续遵循安全社交距离的原则,戴好口罩和勤洗手。有关测试的更多信息,包括如何将测试盒寄到您家中,请登录www.taysidecares.co.uk

 

Polish

W ciągu ostatniego tygodnia nastąpił wzrost liczby przypadków COVID-19 wśród mieszkańców Dundee. Gorąco zachęcamy wszystkie rodziny do skorzystania z możliwości testowania w całym mieście, nawet jeśli nie pojawiają się żadne objawy. Pomimo tego, że restrykcje zostałe poluzowane, bardzo ważne jest, aby dalej przestrzegać zasad dotyczących dystansu społecznego, noszenia zakrycia twarzy i częstego mycia rąk. Więcej informacji o testach, w tym o dostarczaniu testów do domu, można znaleźć na stronie www.taysidecares.co.uk.

 

Romanian

In decursul saptamanii trecute s-a inregistrat o crestere in numarul cazurilor de COVID-19 in comunitatile din Dundee. Noi incurajam cu tarie toate familiile sa profite de facilitatile de testare din oras chiar daca nu aveti simptome. Este de asemenea foarte important, in timp ce se relaxeaza restrictiile, sa continuati sa urmati regulile in legatura cu distantarea sociala, sa folositi o masca de protectie si sa va spalati mainile in mod frecvent. Pentru mai multe informatii in legatura cu testarea, inclusiv cum sa aveti testele livrate la domiciliu, va rugam sa vizitati www.taysidecarers.co.uk  

 

Russian

За последнюю неделю отмечен рост количества заболеваний COVID-19 в общественных группах г. Данди.  Мы убедительно просим все семьи воспользоваться возможностями тестирования, которые предлагаются в городе, даже если у вас не наблюдаются симптомы заболевания. Также, очень важно, по мере того как ограничения постепенно снимаются, продолжать следовать рекомендациям в плане поддержания социальной дистанции, ношения масок и частого мытья рук. 

Для получения более подробной информации, включая информацию о том как закзать тест на дом, пожалуйста посетите: www.taysidecares.co.uk

 

EU Settlement Scheme – Less than 40 days to go

EU Settlement Scheme – Less than 40 days to go

Anyone from the EU, EEA or is a Swiss citizen, who has been living in the UK by the end of December 2020, has until the end of June 2021 to apply for settled or pre-settled status in the UK.  If you, or anyone you work with/know of who might be considering applying for this, the deadline of 30 June 2021 is fast approaching. Your rights with settled or pre settled status include being able to:

  • Work in the UK
  • Use the NHS for free if you can at present
  • Enrol in education or study in the UK
  • Access public funds such as benefits and pensions if you are eligible for them
  • Travel in and out of the UK

 

You can check here https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families for the latest advice and information, or seek independent, impartial immigration advice from a suitably authorised/qualified person or organisation.

Orienteering Challenge

Dundee Active Schools have been working in partnership with the Scottish Orienteering Association.  We have created lots of orienteering challenges all over Dundee to walk or run around.

Using a smart phone App, (MapRun 6) you can now take part in over 25 different orienteering courses around Dundee, from courses in our parks to post box challenges around our School communities.  

You can use your phone to navigate around different ‘controls’.  For the post box challenges these controls are mostly post boxes, but we’ve also added in other landmarks in that local area to navigate to as well. These could include your child’s school gates, commemorative plaques or distinguished landmarks. (to help, you can also download clue sheets from our website).  

Why not write a letter to a relative or friend that you haven’t seen in a while and post it when you are out searching for the controls in one of the post box challenges?  Take a picture and send it to us on Facebook at Dundee Active Schools or on Twitter at @DundeeActiveSch.  

Please be aware of all traffic and take care crossing roads. Children should always be accompanied by an adult and should not take part in these challenges on their own.  We hope you have as much fun as we did when we checked the courses!

This is the perfect activity for families to get involved in (especially for the Easter Holidays) where we still have to stay local.

For more information on our orienteering programme and to download the maps and clue sheets, follow this link:  

Active Schools - Orienteering (google.com)    

Stobswell Postbox map

Stobswell Postbox Clue Sheet

Have fun!

SFA JD Performance Schools Applications for August 2021

The programme is open to boys and girls who are currently in our P7 cohort of primary schools, who have shown exceptional talent in football and would benefit from an individualised programme. The programme is based at St John’s RC High School and will require the pupils to complete a placing request to attend the school if they are selected for the programme. This means that parents/carers are responsible for transporting the successful candidates to St John’s RC High School. The council will not be funding travel costs, however, the Scottish FA may make a contribution to travel costs in individual circumstances. The pupils' timetables will be altered to allow them to follow the programme during curriculum time.

The aim is to bring together the best young footballers from the area into a four year training and support programme designed by the Scottish Football Association and high quality specialist Performance Youth coaches (full time employees of the Scottish FA) and additional experts in fitness training and physical conditioning will deliver the programme to the players who are selected to join the programme. The Performance Manager and the Head Teacher at St John’s RC High School will have overall responsibility for the direction and organisation of the Performance School and will ensure pupils achieve the right balance between sport and academic life.

Applications for August 2021

The application process for the SFA Performance School at St John’s RC High School has opened today. 

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 19 March 2021.

Information is available on the SFA website, please see link below.

Scottish FA JD Performance Schools Application Information | Scottish FA

Please also see links below to the online application forms

Grassroots & Recreational Players and Girls

Grassroots & Recreational Applications | Scottish FA JD Performance Schools | Scottish FA

Professional Clubs

Pro Clubs Application | Scottish FA JD Performance Schools | Scottish FA

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me at St John’s RC High School 01382 307060.

Best wishes

Iain Jenkins

PLEASE NOTE THE PROGRAMME IS DESIGNED FOR ELITE YOUNG PLAYERS ONLY

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.

The Tayside Strategy for Parents Delivery Plan Consultation

 

The Tayside Strategy for Parents 2019-2024 was developed following consultation with parents, those with a parenting role and service providers.  Work has begun on identifying actions that we believe will improve the experience and outcomes for parents and their families, and we now want to hear the views of parents and those with a parenting role on the draft delivery plan, parenting offer and proposal to establish a parent’s panel.

To access the consultation visit  https://consult.pkc.gov.uk/ecs/tayside-strategy-for-parents-ddp2021

For information we have produced a short talking head (https://youtu.be/T87oo8L8v04)  as an introduction to why we are consulting and what we want to hear parents’ views on.

If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to email TayParents@pkc.gov.uk 

Thank you for your support.

Jacqui Doig

Development Officer

Tayside Strategy for Parents