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Resources for Parents

Welcome to the Parent Support page, here you will find a list of resources and links that Parent Forums have been provided with from SBC. There are some very good ideas and supports here to help you keep your children safe, well and making progress with their learning whilst undertaking this from home.

We recognise things will be really tough at the moment for many families with Home Learning and everyone’s circumstances will be very different. A key thing to check in on is your child’s Health and Wellbeing regularly through open dialogue and conversation. Below are a few guides and supports about young peoples health which are especially useful during the present climate.


S3 Reports are being issued on w/c Monday 8th February and will include recommendations for your child’s next course and level of study in S4. This report will be very important in informing the choices for the choice of course interviews which will take place via their PSD Team on Tuesday 23rd February with their Guidance Teacher. To this end a video shown below shows how to access your child’s S3 report via OneNote.


Focusing on supporting the learning of young people SCHOLAR is a resource which has a range of options for students to assist with courses, revision and assessment of learning across a range of subjects from N5 to Higher. Some content is also suitable for S3 students preparing for their National Qualifications which they will start in S4. To that end SCHOLAR have provided a useful new video for parents and carers. Information is shown below. Please click the link to find out about what SCHOLAR has to offer and how it can be used to support home learning.

New SCHOLAR video- Information for Parents and Carers

Many parents and carers are curious about online learning, and would like to find out more about resources that can be used to enliven at-home learning.

To give parents and carers a sense of the variety of engaging activities available, SCHOLAR have produced a new 3 minute video, “Information for Parents and Carers”, aimed, primarily, at parents and carers of learners in S3-S6.

The new video is available at https://bit.ly/ParentsAndCarersInfo

https://scholar.hw.ac.uk


https://www.parentclub.scot/


Below is a link for parents who are trying to support their child with home learning or using their iPad. The INSPIRE YouTube Channel has a range of different videos and resources to help guide you through setting up and navigation of the iPad as a learning device.

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCf-7GnV2Hv6t6Yj_eo6NK0w

The INSPIRE Learning Academy have started to run Parent Digital Cafes for parents to drop in and learn about digital technology to allow you to support your child with Home Learning. Below is a flyer for the first of these focusing on iPad features for all learners which is happening on Friday 5th February 2021.


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