In the current climate access to financial advice and support was never more pressing. Families in Scotland are under increasing financial pressure; almost one in four children struggle to meet the costs associated with sending children to school. Addressing the Cost of the School Day can remove barriers to participation and allow equal access to education for all and schools across Scotland are taking action to remove cost barriers for children and young people.
Cost of the School Day addresses funding advice for: uniform, transport, learning equipment at home, food in and out of school and pandemic aside events. At Hamilton Grammar School our objective is to get it right for every child, for our young people to have access to the full school experience and to take advantage of financial supports that they may be entitled too.
All Cost of the School Day information can be accessed from the “Cost of the School Day” option at the top of our website as well as at the following link: Cost of the School Day
Please keep abreast of all updates as we endeavour to support pupils and parents within Hamilton Grammar’s learning community.
Angela Scaramuzzi email@example.com
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is Scotland’s Careers Service and we have Careers Advisers in every state secondary school in Scotland. Choosing their subjects is an important time for your child and we would like to make you aware of how we’re helping. As part of the Options Programme all pupils in S3 will receive a face to face interview with a School Careers Adviser in the coming weeks, prior to making their subject choices in January.
Skills Development Scotland’s continued commitment includes advice for pupils and parents/carers and we would like to take the opportunity to extend this offer to all parents/carers who feel that they would benefit from our support. Should you wish to speak with the School Careers Adviser then we would be happy to have a discussion with you. We would also like to highlight that SDS have an Adult Service and please don’t hesitate to contact our PACE team if anyone in the family need support at this time.
Our School Careers Adviser team consists of Vivienne McKillop and Donna Benedetti. We are happy to be contacted at any point throughout the year. You can do this in Hamilton Grammar via your child’s Pupil Support Teacher or using the email addresses below.
For more information on how best to support your child with their learning and career choices visit My World of Work www.myworldofwork.co.uk Scotland’s national careers advice website. There are lots of useful tools and resources including a Subject Choice tool, information on choosing a career, routes into work, industry facts, the future job market and lots more.
See the information below for some Apprenticeship information from EY…..
Introduction to EY – Accounting, Finance and Technology
University isn’t the only way into a rewarding career. Join us and discover what an apprenticeship is like at EY. We’ll offer helpful tips on making the best choices for the future and we’ll explain the different options we offer. Parents and teachers are welcome to join too!
Date: Wednesday 23 September
Location: Virtual – Microsoft Teams
Link to register: https://forms.integrate-events.com/events/ey/318677?background=ffffff&font=2e2e38&page=2e2e38
Exciting Opportunity for those Interested in Engineering…
Strathclyde Uni are offering the chance to apply to their Engineering Academy. This would be an alternative to applying directly to university to study engineering.
The link below has all the info, but the key points are;
• Year 1 is doing an HNC+ skills unit (as a Strathclyde University student at New College Lanarkshire) before progressing to year 2 of an engineering degree at Strathclyde
• Entry reqs are 4 Highers at B, including maths and physics. (This be a good second choice in UCAS for some pupils)
• (Chemical and Biomedical engineering have slightly different requirements)
• Gives students links to sponsoring companies for career support/work placements/financial support.
There is more information on this at the link below https://www.strath.ac.uk/engineering/studywithus/engineeringacademy/
Please note the latest advice from Professor Jason Leitch regarding judgements on common ailments and Covid symptoms here.
Please find a letter from the headteacher regarding the use of face coverings from Monday 31st August below:
Face Covering Letter
Mr Fullarton, Head of S2, and Mrs Cassidy, Head of S3, have prepared the following welcome letters which contain further information regarding the return of pupils this week. Both letters are available below:
S2 Year Head Welcome Letter
S3 Year Head Welcome Letter
Our S1 Year Head’s Mrs Goring and Mrs Brien have prepared a welcome letter for our new S1 pupils which contains further information regarding the start of term. The letter can be viewed here.
As we prepare to welcome all of our pupils to school next week, Mr Sives would like to share this letter with Hamilton Grammar specific instructions with all parents and guardians. The letter is available here.
We look forward to seeing you all next week.