Here is where you will find the latest information on ways in which CHS is supporting our pupils and wider Community. Keep checking for regular updates.
Some pupils in our schools face many challenges due to situations out with their control and this can have a negative impact on their school journey. There are various elements to take in to consideration such as financial constraints in the home, food/energy poverty, changes to the welfare system, health needs of their own or a parent/carer.
A young carer is someone who is under 18 years of age or who has reached 18 and still a pupil at school and provides or intends to provide care for another individual. A number of young carers do not always identify themselves or wish to be identified.
Young carers undertake a number of tasks for the people with whom they live and look after. They are often left alone to do things like washing, cooking, shopping, paying bills, collecting medication or helping to look after younger brothers or sister.
Young carers or a young person facing issues relating to financial hardship may result in them not having as much time to complete work at home which has an ongoing impact on progress, learning & achievement. Attendance at clubs and after schools activities can prove problematic therefore missing out on the social aspects of the wider school community.
Within Clydebank High School we would like our young carers and indeed all of our young people to enjoy school and feel included, respected and supported here.
Please let us know if there are difficulties meeting deadlines with work, arriving on time, accessing funding opportunities or any other issues which affect a young person.
Pupils’ parents and carers, do know about Parentzone Scotland?
With this year’s exams fast approaching, Parentzone Scotland has a supporting study section providing advice on how parents and carers can support their child preparing for exams, including managing their time, getting organised, studying and keeping well.
Parents and carers please see the parent section of this site for some more helpful information.
- Study guides: SQA Study Guides are designed to help children and young people prepare for their exams no matter what subject they are studying.
- BBC Bitesize: Revision guide: Resources and information to support school work and homework.
- Pointers for Parents and Pupils - Supporting Learning and Revision - Revision tips and essential information from the National Parent Forum of Scotland.
Past papers and marking instructions
- Past question papers: Download SQA National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher past papers and marking instructions.
- SQA Examination Timetable and Personal Timetable Builder: The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) NQ Examination Timetable with information on the online and mobile personal timetable builders.
Additional support needs/disabilities
- Children or young people who have additional support needs or a disability can get assessment support when they are studying for SQA qualifications. Parents and carers should contact their child’s school to discuss the different types of support available.
'Nationals in a Nutshell' guides
- Nationals in a Nutshell: A series of summaries of the National 4 and National 5 qualifications from the National Parent Forum of Scotland for parents and carers.
- Highers in a Nutshell: Written for parents and carers, these are clear concise guides to the new Highers.
- Nationals in a Nutshell: Assessment (PDF file): An assessment guide for Nationals in a Nutshell from the National Parent Forum of Scotland.
What is Year of Young People 2018?
The Year of Young People 2018 aims to inspire Scotland through its young people, celebrating their achievements, valuing their contribution to communities and creating new opportunities for them to shine locally, nationally and globally. The Year will give young people, aged 8 to 26, new opportunities to influence decision making on issues affecting their lives and be involved in opportunities across the country.
Interested in supporting YoYP 2018 or have a general enquiry?
Contact them on email@example.com and someone from the team will be in touch.
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Tag us on Twitter @YOYP2018 and use #YOYP2018 and we’ll be sure to share it
Some of the issues that have been tackled by the Raising Attainment/Step to Success Committee this term is provided in the newsletter below. Lots more to follow!
Being a parent can be a wonderful experience however it can also be very difficult, challenging and exhausting. Go to our Health & Wellbeing zone for more information.