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The Edinburgh Guarantee aims to have all young people leaving school with a choice of job, Modern Apprenticeship, Graduate Apprenticeship, training programme or Further Education.
Below, the Edinburgh Guarantee has shared opportunities that are available across Edinburgh.
Our Digital Support Services continue to run as usual. These include our Live Chat on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 6-8pm, which can be accessed via our website, and our direct support email on firstname.lastname@example.org. The Live Chat service also allows young people to leave a message out of hours when the chat is not available, and a member of the team will respond within 48hrs.
We continue to offer one to one support to young people. At the moment, one to one support can be offered via email directly with a youth worker, or via Facebook. Young people based in Edinburgh wanting to access this support can email me directly, or they can also get in touch with email@example.com and the team will forward this to me or our new Youth and Community Development Officer, Sophie Rolland. Please be aware that new service users will be asked to complete a short registration form and that procedures have been put in place to verify their status as a young person.
We have continued to run our youth groups via a combination of Facebook and interactive online tools, which allow young people to participate live in the creation of online resources, play games as a group and socialise. Our team is also currently working on the launch of an alternative platform where we will be running groups more effectively, and I will let you know when this is ready. Young people wanting to participate in any of our youth groups are advised to register their interest in the group of their choice via our website/youth groups/group of their choice. We will get in touch with them directly and ask offer them a short one to one session where they can get registered as a service user and verify their identity. Once this is completed, they will be able to access the Facebook group and participate in all activities.
For more information about our services, please visit https://www.lgbtyouth.org.uk/groups-and-support/.
Even during school closure, it is still important to consider and work towards your chosen career path and develop your employability skills.
If you are leaving or plan to leave school in Summer 2020, some FREE Careers Learning@Home courses has been created for you.
The e-learning modules have been created on the following topics …
- Basic Health and Safety
- Cyber Security
- Customer Service in Retail
- Life at Work
You can find our more about what the requirements are by clicking on this My World of Work link.
After you have looked at this information and have decided you want to take part, click on the link to express your interest.
Are you in S4, S5 or S6? What are your plans at the end of this academic year; return to school or leave?
In either case, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have created some FREE courses that you can complete on the My World of Work website, especially during this time of closure.
‘To the Students’ Selfies
Dear Students of Currie Community High School,
Here are some messages from your teachers, who hope you are well and really miss you!
We would like to wish all our Muslim families well for the important time of Ramadan which will begin around 23rd April.
Another new feature of our Learning @ Home is a video on how to access Office 365, step-by-step guide. It follows how an S1 student would typically access their learning materials.