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Apprenticeship Opportunities

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Please find a roundup of apprenticeship opportunities in our local Tayside area currently available on  www.apprenticships.scot

MTC are looking to recruit an outgoing and dynamic Projects Assistant Apprentice to their Projects team.  https://www.apprenticeships.scot/vacancy-details/?refCode=130535&fbclid=IwAR1pvtNQ15pMmq2YE_kQeOptqsEwXoY1CweITT8WYsV6ExRduo-ubutXqj0

Bees, nursery in Dundee https://www.apprenticeships.scot/vacancy-details/?refCode=129995

City Electrical Factors in Dundee are looking for a branch apprentice – https://www.apprenticeships.scot/apply-for-a-vacancy/?refCode=130319&keywords=&location=&distance=0&page=1&sort=&fbclid=IwAR0D1f6YCe6PkRDO6KhmKngTodt8dSaZQvq7a6UNIGi2_6dIg_jJ3TkYThE

Jem Computer Systems are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated IT Apprentice to support their busy team of workshop engineers.  https://www.apprenticeships.scot/vacancy-details/?refCode=130501&fbclid=IwAR2T6tLJwz_6TkSOReyGIiC170QSXrTF-OVE517aGWKwOM8J8Top6KYrgRI

 

UCAS Applications

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UCAS CONSERVATOIRES applications for music courses must reach UCAS by 1st October 2020, therefore need to be completed and with your PT PCS by Wednesday 23 September 2020.

28 September 2020 is the school deadline for UCAS 2021 entry applications for Oxford, Cambridge and most courses in medicine, dentistry, and veterinary medicine/science. The UCAS website states 6pm on 15 October 2020. However, school breaks for holidays on Friday 2 October 2020. The application needs to be checked and the reference written before the application can be sent to UCAS. Applications received after 28/09/2020 will not allow checking and reference to be completed before the holidays.

Deadline for all other UCAS applications is 23 November 2020 if applying through the school for the same reasons.

 

Scholar

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e-Sgoil are offering live webinar sessions that complement SCHOLAR’s e-learning resources for over a dozen National 5 and Higher courses.

Upcoming online webinars from e-Sgoil:

e-Sgoil Study Support

Day

Date

Time

Subject

Level

Monday

21/9/20

5pm

Mathematics

National 5

Monday

21/9/20

6pm

Business Management

Higher

Monday

21/9/20

6pm

Physics

National 5

Monday

21/9/20

7pm

Physics

Higher

Monday

21/9/20

7pm

Computing Science

Higher

Tuesday

22/9/20

6pm

Spanish

Higher

Wednesday

23/9/20

5pm

French

Higher

Wednesday

23/9/20

5pm

Gaelic

Higher

Wednesday

23/9/20

5pm

Mathematics

Higher

Thursday

24/9/20

6pm

Chemistry

Higher

Thursday

24/9/20

6pm

English

Higher

Thursday

24/9/20

7pm

English

National 5

Thursday

24/9/20

7pm

Mandarin

National 5

Please note: For e-Sgoil webinars, advance registration is required. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For more information on how to take part in upcoming sessions, please visit SCHOLAR’s Online Tutor Sessions.

You can see regular updates via Twitter @SCHOLARuk and Facebook SCHOLARprogramme.

Attendance Letter to Parents

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Montrose Academy expects all pupils to have good attendance at school. Pupils who regularly attend school and are on time are more likely to fulfil their potential. Regularly being late to class or missing classes can lead to gaps in knowledge and affect a pupil’s progress and attainment.

Please read guidance from our updated Attendance Policy with changes that come into effect on Monday 14th September:

ATTENDANCE LETTER FOR PARENTS SEPT 20

Pathways to Industry

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For the attention of pupils and their parents/carers. If you missed Scotland’s Biggest Parents’ Evening, don’t worry these are now available online on various platforms.

#NOWRONGPATH TO INDUSTRY  Our #NoWrongPath to Industry event features the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, as well as SQA, Young Scot, employers and young people.

The broadcast is part of DYW’s wider #NoWrongPath campaign, which aims to highlight the options that are available to young people and to show that exams results are not necessarily the key to unlocking future success.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cmc0dtrBzlo&feature=youtu.be

VOCATIONAL PATHWAYS TO INDUSTRY  Our ‘Vocational Pathways to Industry’ event provides an opportunity to find out more about the vocational education opportunities within Scotland’s college sector as well the benefits of Foundation, Modern and Graduate Apprenticeships.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bioiI1vsIek&feature=youtu.be

PATHWAY TO INDUSTRY  Our ‘Pathways to Industry’ event provides an opportunity to hear from a range of experts from the organisations listed below, covering topics such as exams, wellbeing and industry insight.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Ivsk1cmSHw&feature=youtu.be

Follow this link for other platforms and resources.   https://www.dyw.scot/sbpe.html

 

Education Maintenance Allowance

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EMA

An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is a weekly payment of £30 awarded to young people from lower income families who are between 16 and 19 years of age, and are:

· staying on at school, or

· following a 16+ Activity Agreement

An EMA may also be available to part-time college students attending a non-advanced college course.

Pupils who have already applied for the Educational Maintenance Award (EMA), should be aware there has been a delay in processing applications centrally but staff are working hard to get through these quickly. Correspondence will be sent in due course. Payments will be backdated once approved.

Those students who turn 16 between 1 March and 30 September of the current year will become eligible for an EMA from the start of the academic year.

Any pupil yet to apply for the current session, should do so soon and ensure all the required documents are sent together; applications will take longer to process if any documents are missing.

Pupils can collect a Learning Agreement and copy of their timetable at the school office.

Details about eligibility for the EMA and how to apply can be found at

https://www.angus.gov.uk/schools_and_young_people/secondary_school/apply_for_an_education_maintenance_allowance

Free School Meals – Don’t Miss Out

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Currently only a quarter of Montrose Academy pupils are claiming their free school meal entitlement. This entitlement of £2.20 a day is not carried forward.

Pupils only need to give their name at the till (or put their name on the pre-order form) and the canteen staff deduct the allowance.

If you are unsure whether your child is taking up their entitlement, please contact the school office or your child’s PT PCS.

Entitlement to free school meals for older children, as well as the school clothing grant, is assessed as part of the application for Housing Benefit/Council Tax Reduction. Find out if you might be eligible by accessing the following link:

https://www.angus.gov.uk/schools_and_young_people/parent_and_pupil_guidance/free_school_meals_and_school_clothing_grants