Google Classroom – Guide for Parents and Pupils

Please take some time to watch the attached video clip, which gives a good overview of how pupils and families can work Google Classroom at home. Please note that the email teacher function mentioned near the end is not available in South Lanarkshire schools. Instead, pupils and families can send the teacher a message using the Stream section, as outlined in the video.

Information for Families – Scottish Child Payment


Issued 12 November 2020

Scottish Child Payment

A new Scottish Child Payment benefit is being introduced from 15 February 2021 and Social Security Scotland started taking applications for this benefit from 9th November 2020.

Scottish Child Payment will be the biggest benefit introduced to date and initially, it will be available for those children under 6 years old, with 194,000 children expected to be eligible in the first year.

Families who meet the criteria and are eligible to apply will receive a payment of £10 per child, per week (equivalent to £520 per year) and payment will be made on a four-weekly basis.  There are no limits to the number of children per family who can receive this benefit.

If you would like to know more about this benefit and how to apply, you can contact Social Security Scotland by phone on 0800 182 2222, or look online at My Gov Scot

Paul Manning

Executive Director – Finance and Corporate Resources

Letter from NHS Lanarkshire

Please take time to open and read the letter below from NHS Lanarkshire. A positive case of Covid-19 was identified within our school. Careful track and trace procedures have been undertaken under the guidance and direction of NHS Lanarkshire and senior education managers. In order to minimise the risk of any spread of the infection, targeted pupils and members of staff have been asked to self isolate for the appropriate period.