SQA has just issued a further update regarding the completion of coursework - details can be found on their website here - https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/93658.html
Please read the following letter from Renfrewshire Council detailing changes to Emergency Childcare Arrangements. This letter can also be found on the Letters & Publications page.
Please read the following letter for parents of S4 to S6 pupils. This letter has also been uploaded to the Letters & Publications page.
Statement from Steven Quinn, Director of Children’s Services:
Following the statement by the First Minister today, we are currently asking all S4-S6 pupils not to attend school. The health and wellbeing of our communities, our pupils and our staff is our priority.
I understand the concern this will be causing our pupils and their parents and carers at this time.
I want to reassure you that we are doing everything possible to support our young people in ensuring that they gain the grades in their exams that they have worked so hard for. Your child’s school will be in touch over the next few days to offer greater clarity on the arrangements that will be put in place to best support them.
Thank you for your patience and continued support. We will work together to ensure our young people are not disadvantaged.
Please read the following Parent Information letter from Renfrewshire Council. This letter can also be found on the Letters & Publications page.
Please read the following letter from Renfrewshire Council about Digital Learning. This letter can also be found on our Letters & Publications page.
Please continue to check in regularly with the Renfrewshire Council Coronavirus Information page to make sure you are aware of the latest advice.
Please follow the link below for an important update from the SQA about the Coronavirus situation.
Please see the letter below about Key Worker Provision for Parents. This letter is also posted on the Letters & Publications page.
The following two documents have now been uploaded to the Letters & Publications page of the website.
You may by now have heard that the Scottish Examinations for 2020 have been cancelled. More information on the implications of today's announcement and how we move forward will be posted as soon as possible. We have been working hard to ensure that learning can progress during this time. Every pupil has been provided with information on how they can access study resources and we will post more information on this via the usual channels. We will continue to support our S4/5/6 to ensure coursework gets completed. Come and talk to us about any concerns you have, we're here for you.
The Scottish Government has announced schools across Scotland will close after Friday.
We are working with them to ensure continued support for young people preparing for exams and families affected. We will provide more info as soon as we can.
Please follow the council on Twitter @RenCouncil or visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest updates. Visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus for health advice.
A letter with an update on the Coronavirus situation from Steven Quinn, Director of Children's Services for Renfrewshire Council, has been uploaded to the Letters & Publications page.
The government has announced that the response to coronavirus is moving from ‘Contain’ to ‘Delay’. The advice right now is that schools and nurseries will remain open.
We are continuing to follow national guidance and our school remains open with business as usual. If this changes, we will inform you as soon as possible.
Please follow the council on Twitter @RenCouncil or visit www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/coronavirus for the latest updates. For health advice, visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus.
Please follow this link for updated information on COVID-19 from Renfrewshire Council.
Please find below the supported study timetable for 2020. This is also available to download from the Letters & Publications page.
Clark Contracts Careers Evening taking place on Tuesday 3rd March 2020.
This is an event for those interested in starting their career in construction with a trade apprenticeship or a traineeship in quantity surveying, construction management or estimating.
Please be advised this event is now cancelled.
Congratulations to Ben and other students from Mission Discovery at University of the West of Scotland, led by astronaut Tony Antonelli. What a tremendous achievement!
Now that we have fully launched Show My Homework as our preferred method of communicating homework tasks and class test dates to parents & carers, the Homework Hub section of the school website has been retired. If you have not yet connected to your child's account on Show My Homework via the website online or the free app, you can still find out what homework has been set via the dedicated Show My Homework button on the school website. Should you require your unique pin number in order to connect, you can retrieve this through your child's app details or please contact the school office for further information.
Your child should come home with a letter and information pack about Show My Homework today. Show My Homework is our new way of communicating with pupils and parents/carers about what homework has been issued, providing resources and allowing parents to feel more engaged in the process.
While some staff have already been trialling the use of Show My Homework with classes, all staff will be trained this week in advance of our full launch on Monday 27th January.
All the information you need should be in the parent letter and pack coming home today, but you can find out more about it from the Satchel website. You can also view what homework has been issued, by which member of staff and when it is due from the dedicated Show My Homework Menu button on the school website.
West College schools programme and FA event will be held on 4th February 6pm – 8pm.
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