Weekly Update 05/11/2021

Our School Values in Action

Congratulations and well done to Suzanne Cowe, Admin Support who recently completed the London Marathon!

Disabled Parking Spaces

Please note that the disabled parking spaces at the front of the school are for Blue Badge holders only. We have a number of young people at Kelso High School whose parents/carers are Blue Badge holders and have been unable to park in the designated spaces. Any person parking in these spaces without a Blue Badge will be asked to move. This is both within the school day and during the evening sessions.

The area within the school grounds is only for school buses and disabled users and no other parent/carer should be using this to pick up or drop off.

Thank you

Armistice Ceremony

On the 11th November our school community will take part in our Remembrance ceremony outside our school building.  We will be able to join together as a school to pay our respects to those who have lost their lives in conflict.  Our S6 Head team will be visiting Registration classes next week to allow our young people to give a donation for a poppy.

Senior Assessments

The timetable for senior assessments is complete and will be published as soon as possible. We are waiting for confirmation from SBC regarding Covid mitigations. If any pupil has any concerns, please contact Mrs Wilson.

Flu Immunisations

These are taking place on Tuesday 9th November for all S1 to S6 pupils who have returned a consent form. Please ensure your young person has handed this in to the school office or they will not be able to get the vaccine. See timetable below for when each class will be getting theirs.

S4 Parents Evening

The booking system is now open to book virtual appointments for the S4 Parents Evening taking place on 16th November. All the information was emailed to parents this week.

Scottish Careers Week

Skills Development Scotland national webinar for parents and carers on the options and support available for school leavers

As part of Scottish Careers Week, Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has a nationwide online session for parents and carers covering options and support available for school leavers on Wednesday 17 November at 6.30pm. 

Parents and carers can find out more about the range of options available for their young person as they prepare to leave school and how parents and carers can support them.

SDS Careers Advisers will be providing expert advice and there will be opportunities for parents and carers to ask questions during the session. Help is also available on SDS’s online home for career information and advice My World of Work.

Please register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/school-leaver-options-tickets-195981003457

Find out more about Scottish Careers Week

Job Opportunity for School Leaver – Borders Risk Management

We are looking for candidates with commitment, an eye for detail and someone who takes pride in their work. These attributes are required because a trainee account handler will be given the skills over a 2-year period to:

  • Provide new business quotations for insurances on request, providing relevant advice, information and guidance.
  • Take instructions from new Clients, ensuring cover commences at the correct time, all relevant paperwork is completed, premium is collected, and relevant records and diary entries are created
  • Take instructions from existing customers in respect of alterations to existing policies, ensuring insurers are notified and records updated
  • Offer renewal to existing Clients’ policies with existing insurer or move to new insurer, as appropriate. In each case, ensure relevant paperwork is completed, premium is collected, and relevant records and diary entries are created.
  • Check thoroughly all Client documentation before despatch, ensuring appropriate queries are raised and amendments completed
  • Control your own diary system, ensuring all items are followed up by the due dates, particularly in relation to outstanding documentation from Clients or insurers premium payments (including direct debit).
  • Assist customers initially with enquiries relating to claims, either by direct involvement with insurer concerned if appropriate or providing contact names and telephone numbers for customers own direct contact
  • Provide back up to the Business when and if necessary, in performing the daily and operational routines of the company’s computer system
  • Any general duties that may be required from time to time as required by the Business in accordance with the nature of the job.

Salary for Trainee £14-16,000 per annum (age dependant). We will also provide additional benefits and support additional insurance related qualifications.

Canteen Menu

Main 1Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread Mixed SaladSteak Pie with Roast Potatoes VegetablesChicken Korma with Rice and Poppadoms Mixed SaladFish and Chips PeasBacon Roll
Main 2Roast Turkey in Gravy with Mashed Potatoes VegetablesGrilled Salmon with Savoury Rice and Mixed SaladChicken Tikka with Rice and Poppadoms Mixed SaladOmelette with Chips and PeasSausage in a Roll Veggie or Vegan Sausage in a Roll Sausage Roll (pastry)
Main 3Chicken Fried Rice Mixed SaladQuorn Sausages with Roast Potatoes VegetablesQuorn Korma with Rice and Poppadoms Mixed SaladBeef Lasagne with Garlic Bread VegetablesBeef Burger Quorn Burger in a Roll
Soup & BreadVegetable SoupLentil SoupSweet Potato and ChilliChicken Noodle SoupN/A
Cold SandwichesCheese, Tuna, Chicken, EggCheese, Tuna, Chicken, Egg, Roast BeefCheese, Tuna, Chicken, EggCheese, Tuna, Chicken, Egg, Roast BeefCheese, Chicken, Tuna, Egg, Ham
Hot SandwichesGarlic Mushrooms or BBQ QuornVegetable Fajita or ChickenGarlic Mushroom or ChickenVeggie Nuggets or ChickenCheese and Ham Panini Cheese Panini Cheese and Tomato Pizzini Spicy Chicken Pizzini
Baked PotatoBeans, Cheese, Salad BarBeans, Cheese, Salad BarBeans, Cheese, Salad BarBeans, Cheese, Salad BarN/A
Pasta KingCook’s ChoiceCook’s ChoiceCook’s ChoiceCook’s ChoiceN/A
Additional VegVegetable SticksVegetable SticksVegetable SticksVegetable SticksVegetable Sticks Pasta Salad
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