National volunteer schemes have now been launched by the Scottish Government and details can be found here
Aberlour Funding During Covid-19
Aberlour’s Urgent Assistance Fund can provide cash grants to help families with children who are suffering extreme hardship, including the impact of the Coronavirus.
Applications must be endorsed and submitted by a sponsor, acting in their professional capacity. Examples of eligible sponsors include social workers, health care professionals, teachers, clergy and third sector organisations. Applications from individuals cannot be accepted.
The Aberlour Urgent Assistance Fund awards cash grants to assist children and young people (aged 21 and under) across Scotland, and their families, who are suffering extreme hardship.
This support is usually via cash grants to assist with a range of needs, such as food, prepay power cards, clothing, bedding or other essentials.
Please note, available funds are limited and all applications will be evaluated against evidence of a family’s financial status.
To qualify for cash grants from the Trust:
· There must be a child in the family who is 21 or under.
· That child must be suffering extreme hardship.
· A family can receive one grant per financial year.
· Grants are made at the discretion of the Trust.
· A sponsor must submit a fully completed and legible application on an official application form
Please note that as of 23 March 2020 we are no longer able to accept paper copy applications, so please email your completed application form to: firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any enquiries about the fund, please email us. We will respond as quickly as we can but we anticipate high levels of demand so your patience is appreciated.
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Please contact the school if you want further information or an application to be made in your name.
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and the closure of the school, Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver career services face to face, but they are still there to help. You can contact your school Careers Adviser, Gemma Fraser or career information, advice and guidance at email@example.com or by phone or text on 07788336561. Alternatively visit myworldofwork.co.uk.
Parents can also still access their career services. Call your local centre to speak to one of our qualified advisers.
Find your nearest centre at myworldofwork.co.uk/centres.
You can also find their services for parents/carers online at myworldofwork.co.uk and www.mykidscareer.com.
We have created a dedicated page on this website for all parent and carer updates regarding the current situation with Coronavirus. Please click here, or follow the link on the homepage to access all the information we have shared.
Please view this information from South Ayrshire Council to parents regarding current advice on the Coronavirus. For your information, below is SQA’s latest statement on the Coronavirus and the impact on the 2020 examination timetable. In school, we continue to remind young people of the handwashing advice from NHS Scotland and are encouraging all students to ensure they have working access to GLOW and Show My Homework.
SQA Statement on the Coronavirus and impact on the National Qualifications 2020 Examinations Timetable – Thursday 12 March 2020
We know that learners, parents, schools and colleges will be concerned about the possible impact of the Coronavirus on the National Qualifications 2020 Examinations Timetable. The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) is continuing to monitor the situation, in close contact with the Scottish Government and other regulators and awarding bodies across the UK.
At present there is no change to the published National Qualifications examination timetable. Our advice therefore is to continue to prepare as normal. All current deadlines for coursework and other assessments remain in place and the exam timetable is currently scheduled to run from 27 April until 4 June 2020.
Schools and colleges should be gathering any alternative evidence on candidate performance as they would do in the normal way, and as per our guidance every year, to support any consideration of exceptional circumstances. This evidence should inform estimated grades, again as it should every year.
We fully recognise that this is an evolving situation and, as you would expect, we are working through a range of scenarios. Our overriding priority, drawing on the latest guidance, is to deliver a safe and secure examination timetable with minimal disruption, which is fair to learners.
Markers and invigilators play a critical role in the delivery of our qualifications. We are reviewing our marking and invigilation processes and will issue further communication to schools and colleges shortly.
We are also strongly encouraging all candidates to sign up to MySQA, our online and text service, as a direct way to receive their results.
We will continue to review the latest evidence and will communicate further updates as necessary.
Here is a link to our message, which is also now on the website - https://www.sqa.org.uk/sqa/93499.html
Please note that after a meeting of the South Ayrshire Council Leadership panel, a decision has been made to make Friday 8 May a public holiday to celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day. The school will be closed on that date for all staff and pupils.
Click to here to read the official letter.
We are excited to launch a new page on the school site.
On this page you can find minutes from the Marr Hockey Support Group which is ran by parents and supports all out hockey players and teams. There will also be any important announcements as well as all the good news stories about our hockey teams. Please do check it out.
On behalf of the chair , you are invited to the next Parent council meeting to be held in the school on Wednesday 4th March at 7pm. Please view the agenda, Headteacher's report and the minutes from the last meeting in January by clicking the lnks or viewing them on the Parent Council page.
Additionally, South Ayrshire have launched a consultation on Children's Services Priorities. All parents and carers are encouraged to complete this survey. This will ensure their voices are heard with regards to prioritising education and protecting schools from further cuts.
Marr College Parent Council Secretary
Click here to see our term dates. Full details of opening and closing times will be published in this blog.