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Schools and childcare

Information and updates from our Education and Learning teams

Summer 2024 Holiday Food Payment

Schools will close for the summer holidays from Monday 1 July 2024 and will reopen to pupils on Wednesday 21 August 2024.

Education Update March 2022

A message from Gillian Brydson, Director Skills, Education and Learning.
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Support for communities

We're doing everything we can to help support our local communities during this crisis

Young Persons Guarantee

If you are aged 16-24 and not in education, employment or training there is lots of local support in Dumfries and Galloway, tailored to your needs, that can help you get advice and build the skills and confidence you need to move on to formal volunteering, training a job or course to gain qualifications.

Emergency Food Helpline

Covid-19 is a difficult time for everyone and during this period the Council and third sector organisations are keen to ensure that people requesting emergency food parcels get the support they need.

Community resilience

Information on how to plan and prepare.


Published every second Friday - keep up-to-date with all community-related matters in our region.
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Support for Employment

We're doing everything we can to help support local employment during this crisis.

Employment, Skills, News and Jobs

Dumfries & Galloway's local employment partnership website regularly updates local skills and employment news, information, and job opportunities during the Covid 19 crisis.

Support to Develop Skills and Find Work

Across Dumfries and Galloway, public, private and third sector partners work in partnership to offer training, upskilling and support with CV's, job applications and interview preparation.

Support for Secondary Pupils and School Leavers

The Dumfries and Galloway Youth Guarantee aims to ensure that every young person in Dumfries and Galloway is offered training, education, a job or apprenticeship opportunity.

Employment Support for Parents and Carers

Support is available for parents and carers to help address challenges including health, money worries, motivation or childcare that may be making it difficult for you to get in to work or improve your circumstances and options if you are in work.
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