As of Friday 20th March, schools across the UK closed in response to the Coronvirus pandemic. At Muirfield School we are committed to ensuring all children continue to be in contact with their teacher and receive learning opportunities. All parents should now have access to their child’s Google classroom to engage in planned learning. If not or if you need anything else please contact Mrs Davidson, Mrs Cradock or Miss MacRae as soon as possible. You can do this by email on firstname.lastname@example.org , email@example.com , firstname.lastname@example.org or by phoning the school mobile number: 07825364657.
Please find below a letter released on Thursday 28th May 2020.
Please find below a letter released following the information published by the first minister on 21st May 2020.
The council have also set up helpline links for parents, please see numbers below
Virtual School Helpline 01224 523322
ACC Crisis Support Line 0800 0304 713
This page will be updated regularly with any relevant information.
Please see below for a range of relevant links
Katherine Shand, our school nurse, is available if you require any support –
Mobile – 07500573241
Email – email@example.com
Know anyone experiencing Domestic Abuse? Helpline – 08000271234 or safer.scot. Police – 999 or 101
Please find below a link to a leaflet on Parentline that will be another support for families across Aberdeen City. The information below is from Aberdeen City Council:
This is our digital family support, usually run by volunteers but due to COVID -19 our staff are running this through this period where demand is increasing for the more vulnerable families especially, it’s a website, help line, text and webchat providing free emotional and practical support 7 days a week. Already we are seeing a huge increase to the website and families calling the support line about the virus. Parents worried about how they will cope with money worries or managing the children 24/7, kinship carers concerned for their own health and mental wellbeing concerns for parents escalating. Parentline will be a calm and reassurance support for families in the months ahead.
Follow this link: Parentline Leaflet
Information from Mastrick Community Centre
Autism Outreach have been uploading a range of resources onto Orchard Brae’s website with a section for how parents can support their children at home, please click the following link to access these resources Autism Outreach – Orchard Brae website
Lord Provost Hardship Fund
The Lord Provost is to launch a fund to support individuals and families affected by COVID-19. The initial fund is £100k but it is anticipated that this will be matched by the Common Good Fund and added to by other funding streams. Individuals and families will be able to apply for themselves online – or they can phone the ACC Crisis Support Line 0800 0304 713 to access funds. The funding criteria will be:
- People suffering financial hardship as a result of COVID-19
- People whose income has been directly affected by COPVID-19 – a reduction of 50% or more of household income
- Individuals with an income of less than 20k
- Families with an income of less than 30k
- Other support options must have been explored
- People can only apply once every 31 days
The maximum for an individual application will be £200 and for a family £300.