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The National Anti-Bullying Approach: a public forum

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Parents, would you like the opportunity to share your thoughts on the refresh of the national anti-bullying approach? NPFS is holding a consultation event which will provide parents with an opportunity to give feedback to the Scottish Government on the proposals.

When? Wednesday 27th January, 6:30pm-8:30pm – refreshments available from 6pm

Where?  National Parent Forum of Scotland offices in Edinburgh (Children in Scotland, First Floor, Rosebery House, 9 Haymarket Terrace, Edinburgh EH12 5EZ)

Who is it for? Any parent with a child of school age and an interest in this topic.

Who is running the event? The event is being hosted by NPFS and the discussions will be facilitated by the Scottish Government, with input from respectme, the national anti-bullying service.

To register interest in attending, or for more information, please contact Gillian Myers at or 0131 313 8842.

For full details visit 

Parent and Carer Support and Information Sessions from Edinburgh Council

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Following a successful initial session last term, we’re happy to announce a new round of Parent and Carer Support and Information Sessions on Young People’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health issues.  Click here to learn more.  These session have been planned with the support of CAHMS and other relevant organisations.

The sessions will each have a different topic focus. There will also be an opportunity for parents who wish more information or are concerned about their teenager’s emotional wellbeing or mental health to meet other parents and supportive professionals in a safe relaxed environment. Parents and carers of 11-18 year olds from across the city are welcome to attend any of the sessions.

Please e-mail if you wish to come along.

Here’s the schedule of times, places, and topics:

Wednesday 9th September 2015, Leith Academy, 6.30-8.30pm

-Self Harm

Thursday 1st October 2015, Drumbrae Library, 6.30-8.30pm

-Anxiety and Depression

Thursday 29th October 2015, Tollcross Community Centre, 6.30-8.30pm

-Stress and the Teenage Brain

Thursday 3rd December 2015, Gate 55, 6.30-8.30pm

-Self Harm

Walking and Cycling in Inverleith: an upcoming conference

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Elaine Lennon, Partnerships Development Officer for the Council, alerts us to this year’s Inverleith Community Conference, taking place on Thursday 30th October from 6-9 pm at Broughton High School, focusing on better health through less driving. 

How can the Neighbourhood Partnership help remove barriers that exist?  Here’s the place to tell them!  What alternatives to driving are there?  Here’s how to learn! 

It’s a chance to interact with a wide range of organisations, talk with a lot of your neighbours and officials, and help plan for a more active Inverleith community. 

Please contact or phone 332-6316 for information or to book a place. 


S4 Work Experience


All S4 students are given the opportunity to undertake a week’s work experience during the course of the year.  The letter issued to parents regarding this is here.

If students are finding their own work placements, this form MUST be completed by the employer and returned to their Guidance teacher by no later than 21 September.

A copy of the Letter of Understanding between the Councils and Firms or Organisations providing Work Experience Placements is available to download here.

BlackRock IT Apprenticeship Vacancy — deadline is Monday, 30th!


BlackRock, an asset management firm, have a vacancy available for an apprentice to join their technology team. The minimum entry requirement is 3 Highers, grade C and above. Ideally one of these subjects should be Computing or similar. Candidates must have a keen interest in technology. The returned application needs to be completed and returned via email by midnight on Monday 30 June.  Base salary is £16,500 and start date will likely be 11 August.   Click here to read more about the Trainee Programme, and here to download the Application Form.

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