All posts by David Innes

15th -18th April 2019 – Changes and improvement

Apr 19, 2019 |

Welcome back from the Easter break.  In this blog I want to update you on some of the changes and improvements we are taking forward this term. Staff:  We are delighted to welcome 3 new teachers to the school – Claire Christie (Social Subjects), Greg Meldrum (English) and Gloria Duguid (supply cover Modern Languages).   School … read more

Change to school day Q&A sheet

Mar 24, 2019 |

Change To School Day QA For Website  Read more publications on Calaméo

18th – 22nd March 2019: Raising awareness of discrimination and prejudice

Mar 23, 2019 |

We are in the process of holding a set of assemblies to cover themes of safety, discrimination and tolerance.  The slides I am using are attached here: Special assembly March 2019 We had decided to hold these assemblies before tragic events in New Zealand last week but those events made the assemblies even more relevant. … read more

11th – 15th March: Progress

Mar 16, 2019 |

Today under the banner of ‘Progress’ I want to mention; school day, internet safety and learning. School day:  In my blog two weeks ago I highlighted a proposal to shorten the lunchtime.  I asked pupils and parents for feedback on the proposal and had to ballot staff.  In order to move forward with the proposal … read more

4th – 8th March 2019: Preparing for exams

Mar 9, 2019 |

The SQA exams start in around 20 school days so this blog is for those families who are preparing for the exams. The first thing I will emphasise is to know what you are sitting and when it takes place.  Over the next week teachers will be confirming with pupils which level they are being … read more

25th February – 1st March 2019: Success, safe and school day

Mar 3, 2019 |

Duke of Edinburgh Awards:  I attended an event at a packed Beach Ballroom on Monday evening last week.  It was organised by Aberdeen City Council and was to celebrate all those youngsters who had gained their Bronze, Silver or Gold Duke of Edinburgh Awards.  In total 77 pupils collected awards on the evening and overall … read more

18th-22nd February 2018: Respect Community

Feb 23, 2019 |

Over the course of this week I have being leading assemblies with a focus on one of our 3 behaviour statements: Respect Community. The slides I used at the assembly can be accessed here Assembly February 2019 alongside the slides were some key messages which I will summarise here: we have a fantastic community which … read more

28th January – 1 February 2019: Senior phase information evening

Feb 3, 2019 |

At the senior phase information evening I indicated we would try to help parents access the links to the main things they need to access when helping their children make choices in the senior school.  With this in mind this blog is very short and gives the links you need.  In addition, I shall “tweet” … read more

21st – 25th January 2019: Listening to parents

Feb 3, 2019 |

On Thursday of this week we had a meeting of the Parent Council.  At these meetings I normally provide a Head Teacher update and the one I gave this week is attached here:  PC Jan 19 The notes cover a range areas including; building/property, staffing, budgets and pupil experiences.  At the meeting which was attended by … read more

14th – 18th January: Learners, teachers, families and community

Jan 20, 2019 |

We often think of school in terms of the interaction of pupils and teachers within classrooms.  If I reflect on the past week it is clear school is about much more than this. I want to start with a diagram of a jigsaw.  At the centre are the two pieces – student and teacher.  The … read more

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