SQA Results 2020

This document sets out the SQA Post-Certification Review process and contains information for pupils who need to change a subject after receiving their exam certificate.

SQA Post-Certification Review procedural 2020

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Results Helpline offering support across Scotland

Thousands of young people can access dedicated support when Skills Development Scotland’s (SDS) Results Helpline opens on Tuesday 4 August.

The free* helpline from Scotland’s career service offers advice, information and guidance for young people and their parents from 8am on results day.

Around 138,000 candidates across the country will receive their results. James Russell, SDS Director of Career Information, Advice & Guidance Operations, said: “If your results aren’t what you expected, don’t panic, you have lots of options. This is an unprecedented year with the cancellation of exams and we understand that may cause more worry than normal. Our advisers are here to help you and your parents and carers with information on all the options and opportunities on offer.”

The dedicated Results Helpline will open Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 Aug, 8am to 8pm, Thursday 6, Friday 7, Monday 10, Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 Aug, 9am to 5pm

The number to call is 0808 100 8000.

SDS advisers are at the end of the phone to help young people and their parents and carers.

The skilled professionals have access to information on course vacancies at UK colleges and universities, Confirmation and Clearing, advice about Modern, Foundation and Graduate Apprenticeships and jobs, volunteering or staying on at school.

To get in touch with the helpline via social media go to My World of Work on Facebook at Facebook.com/myworldofwork

Parents and carers can also head over to mykidscareer.com for information on jobs in demand in Scotland and tips on handling career conversations at results time.

*operator charges may apply

#SQAresults #MyLearnerJourney #NoWrongPath

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Overnight School Trips Letter

We hope everyone is enjoying the summer break. The headteacher has issued a letter to parents/carers regarding overnight school trips. A copy is available here.

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Practical Mindset – MHW Online Support Sessions

The wellbeing of our school community has always been paramount at Hamilton Grammar School. To offer support to our young people and their families we are working in partnership with Jill Trevena and her team at Practical Mindset Ltd.  Jill is a registered Occupational Therapist and works with her colleagues to support young people and their families, in the Lanarkshire area, who may be facing difficulties with their Physical and Mental Health & Wellbeing. Jill and her team apply practical approaches to promote positive mental wellbeing with the aim of proactive self-management.

At Hamilton Grammar, we are committed to providing wellbeing support for our pupils, parents and staff. We understand that during these uncertain times, that it is more important than ever to ensure that we provide ongoing wellbeing support to our school community.

Pupils, parents and carers will be able to access 6 recorded online ‘Practical Mindset’ sessions via our ‘HGS Mental Health Matters (S1-S3) and (S4-S6) Google Classrooms. Class joining codes will be posted on each Year Group general Google Classroom page. Pupils will also be able to access various resources to support their MHW within this area.

Welcome from Jill Trevena

The 6 Practical Mindset MHW Sessions and the dates on which they will be available are as follows:

Session 1 – Self-talk and how our mind works  Immediately
Session 2 – Dealing with your Emotions Monday 6th July 2020
Session 3 – Stress Management Part 1 Monday 13th July 2020
Session 4 – Stress Management Part 2 Monday 20th July 2020
Session 5 – Nurturing Positivity Monday 27th July 2020
Session 6 – Hopes, Dreams and Goals Monday 3rd August 2020

** The Practical Mindset reflection logbook and summary sheets are available immediately along with other recommended supports. All sessions can be revisited and accessed at any point throughout the year. **

Pupils are encouraged to complete and discuss these sessions, along with their parents or carers, and use the logbooks to reflect and evaluate their mood and stress levels.

Jill will also be available via her social media platforms for questions from both pupils and parents or carers. To contact Jill, please visit her website http://practicalmindset.co.uk/ for further information.

Jill and the Practical Mindset team support various local school communities and have always received positive feedback from pupils, parents and carers and schools she has worked with.  We are delighted that we are able to work in partnership with Jill and her team to provide MHW supports for our HGS school community.

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Information for Parents – August Update

Following on from the executive director’s letter last week please find our outline plan for next session.




Information for Parents – August Update

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Google classroom update for parents of our new S2 and S3 pupils.

According to our school calendar, the next two days would have been our annual activity days.

With this in mind there will be no new work posted on the S2 and S3 google classrooms. Instead we have posted some ‘virtual activity day’ ideas to provide pupils with something a bit different, to spark their interest.

We hope they enjoy them.

Mrs Cassidy, Mrs Goring and Mrs Brien

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Message from our Parent Council to all P7 Parents

On behalf of the our Parent Council welcome to Hamilton Grammar School!
We know many of you have been involved in your primary school parent
council over the past few years or more . . . Can we please ask that you
really do consider continuing your parent council journey here at
Hamilton Grammar? We do need new members with fresh ideas to join us
more than ever before, because the majority of our current members are
all parents of our senior school (ie S5 & S6) We really need parent
representation from our new families joining us.

Hopefully we get to meet a good number of you at our 1st meeting in the
new term which will be our AGM which is scheduled for Wednesday 3rd
September 2020 at 6.30pm and usually held in the school. However, with
current climate this may well be held via ZOOM. This information will be
updated on the Facebook and Twitter newsfeeds which are detailed within
our attached information leaflet.

Until then STAY SAFE and we look forward to meeting you in the new term
H Battersby-Sword
HGS PC Secretary

HGS PC P7-S1 ParentInfo Leaflet

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Letter from Executive Director of Education – 16/6/2020

Please find the latest letter below from the Executive Director of Education, Tony McDaid:

16.6.2020 Parent Carer Letter

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Secondary Pupil Survey

Dear S1-S5 

Secondary Pupil Survey

Can you help and have your say? South Lanarkshire Council is keen to find out about your experience of lockdown and asks your views about schools returning, to help us plan and meet your needs. We enclose an anonymous short survey to get your views. Please can you complete this by June 15th?

https://wh1.snapsurveys.com/s.asp?k=159126982709

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SLC Transport Survey

SLC is keen to hear your thoughts on mainstream school transport solutions for August. Please click on the link to complete the questionnaire below and help inform the recovery planning process.

https://forms.gle/Fi5TW7aUR96MubPH9

There will be a separate questionnaire for ASN transport.

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