Information on Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) offers careers advice, guidance and information to pupils in school, and to people of all ages in Scotland.

Skills Development Scotland can offer free and impartial advice on education, training, careers and jobs.

Gillian Ross is the SDS Careers Adviser linked to Braidburn School. You might meet her at planning meetings where she can give information on the options open to school leavers. She offers pupils group sessions and face-to-face coaching, where appropriate. This is supported by Scotland’s careers and information web service My World of Work www.myworldofwork.co.uk

 

Gillian is presently working from home and can be contacted at gillian.ross@sds.co.uk , Tel: 0131 376 2255 Mobile: 07884113068

Important updates 23rd September 2020

Dear Parents and Carers
As you will be aware, there have been a small number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 within our school. A further case has been confirmed today and we have now taken the difficult decision, under guidance from NHS Lothian, to close our Nursery and Primary departments. This is a temporary measure to minimise risk of further transmission of the virus across our school community.
Our Nursery and Primary departments will close with immediate effect and will reopen on 6 October. Our Secondary Department is currently unaffected and will remain open.
The Coronavirus pandemic presents an unprecedented challenge for the delivery of our service. During this time, with such stringent measures in place to minimise the spread of the virus, we will do our very best to support aspects of the curriculum for our Nursery and Primary learners where we can. Our teaching staff will remain in close contact with all parents and carers throughout this period of school closure, and we will do our utmost to support all our families in keeping our children learning at this time.
Please be assured that enhanced cleaning measures are in place and our building will be cleaned by means of electrostatic technology, in line with our planned cleaning schedule, prior to our Primary children returning to school.
Stay safe and well
Warm wishes
Cat Weir
Head Teacher
Braidburn

 

Please also see letter from NHS below

Letter All Parents 230920

Important Update 22nd September 2020

Message from Cat Weir, Head Teacher and NHS Lothian

 

As you already know, we are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last few days. At this time there is no evidence of transmission within the school itself. We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

 

A number of people have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete. These contacts will need to self-isolate and appropriate guidance and advice has been given.

 

If you have not been contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact, your child should attend school as normal.

 

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.

 

 

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.

 

Please note that a test should only ever be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.

 

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

 

For further information you may find this Frequently Asked Questions document useful :

https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

 

Cat Weir

Head Teacher

 

Important Message 22nd September 2020

Message from Cat Weir, Head Teacher and NHS Lothian

We are aware of a person in the school who has tested positive for COVID-19 within the last few days. At this time there is no evidence of transmission within the school itself. We understand that this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.

A number of people are currently being contacted because they may have been in close and sustained contact with the case and will need to self-isolate. They will be given appropriate guidance and advice.

An update via text will be sent to you as soon as the tracking and tracing process is complete.

If you are not contacted directly to tell you your child is a close contact your child should attend school as normal.

Enhanced cleaning and infection control measures are in place in line with national guidance. The school is safe and remains open.

If you have any concerns in the meantime, or if you need to book a COVID-19 test because your child has developed symptoms (high temperature, a new continuous cough and/or a loss or change in sense of smell or taste) please visit the NHS Inform website www.nhsinform.scot or for non-clinical advice call 0800 028 2816.

Please note that a test should only ever be booked if you or your child has these specifics symptoms.

Remember to stay at home if anyone in the household has symptoms of COVID-19.

 

For further information you may find this FAQs useful https://www.nhslothian.scot/Coronavirus/Parents/Schools/Pages/default.aspx

 

 

Best wishes,

Cat Weir