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7:45 to 8:15

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Are you protected?

There is another chance for teenagers to get their MMR and HPV vaccine in the summer term if they have previously missed out.

MMR

Ten per cent of secondary school pupils in Lothian have not had the second dose of the MMR vaccine meaning they are at risk from Measles, Mumps and Rubella.

In Lothian there has been a recent outbreak of mumps, a contagious viral infection with symptoms including fever, headache and swelling of one or both cheeks or sides of the jaw. Common complications include inflammation of the testes (1 in 4 adult males) and meningitis (1 in 7 cases) with less common complications including hearing loss and inflammation of the pancreas.

Children with mumps will need to stay off school for at least five days. 

The NHS Lothian school nurse team will be sending letters to pupils due to be vaccinated. Please read this and discuss vaccination with you parents, carer or guardian.

HPV

The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against cervical cancer. 

This vaccine is designed to protect against the two types of HPV that cause 75% of the cases of cervical cancer, but uptake of this vaccine in Lothian has not been all that high. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to be effective.  So, you should have all the required doses as soon as they are offered at secondary school.

If you receive a consent form, make sure you discuss it with your parents, carer or guardian and return the form to your school.

More information about these vaccinations can be found on the Immunisation Scotland website.  Or you can call NHS Inform on 0800 22 44 88 (8am to 10pm, every day).


Online Safety
Scotland’s Anti-Bullying Service. Information and advice on all aspects of bullying
for practitioners, parents and pupils
 
UK police agency dedicated to protecting children from sexual abuse 
 
A website for young people and their parents/carers and teachers. Run by the Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre (CEOP) 
 
The UK’s free, confidential helpline dedicated to children and young people
0800 1111

Physics National 4 & National 5 Online Resources

Leith Academy pupils can access the National 4 and National 5 FlashLearning Resources here.
Please note; You have to log-in to access these resources. Please contact the science department for a username/password.


The Edinburgh Guarantee
The Edinburgh Guarantee exists to make sure that every school leaver in Edinburgh will leave school with a choice of a job, Further Education or training opportunity.
Would you like to:
  • Find out about available opportunities for you?
  • Understand Edinburgh’s job market?
  • Explore your options on leaving school?Find out where to get help to get into employment, education, or training?
For these answers and more, visit our website www.edinburghguarantee.org where you will also find our latest opportunities.

Highers and Nationals in a Nutshell

To help parents better understand the new qualifications, the National Parent Forum of Scotland has produced ‘Nationals in a Nutshell’ and 'Highers in a Nutshell'.  

Nationals in a Nutshell
Highers in a Nutshell


16+ Recruitment and Skills Centre online retail vacancies

The Recruitment and Skills Centre (RSC) at Fort Kinnaird Shopping Centre supports Jobseekers looking to gain and retain employment in the area. http://rscfortkinnaird.co.uk/vacancies/
 

 

The Recruitment and Skills Centre (RSC) at Fort Kinnaird Shopping Centre supports Employers’ current recruitment and staff development needs and also Jobseekers to gain and retain employment in the area.

In on the Act
An additional support need comes from anything which is a barrier to learning. Most, or all, schools will have some children with additional support needs of some kind. The education authority has many legal duties towards pupils with additional support needs.
 
Information about this is contained in a booklet called In On The Act : Information For The General Public which is published on the education authority website at http://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/inontheact or contact the additional support for learning team on telephone number 0131 469 3444

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