All posts by David Innes

6th August 2019 – SQA results

Aug 6, 2019 |

Across Scotland young people received news of their SQA results today Tuesday 6th August.  I want to use this blog for 3 purposes; to say thank you to those who helped prepare our pupils for today, to give families a broad indication of how the school got on. Other items on the website indicate who … read more

1st – 5th July 2019: A true story of summer adventures

Jul 6, 2019 |

This week teachers and pupils have been maintaining a high pace of work before a well deserved break. At 3.05 on Friday there was great excitement as the youngsters left for their summer holidays.  I hope there will be similar excitement when teachers return (on Monday 19th August) and when pupils start back (on Wednesday … read more

24th – 28th June 2019: New faces and thanks

Jun 29, 2019 |

New S1:  On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we welcomed our new S1 pupils to their school.  We were delighted with the very settled way they went about things and look forward to welcoming them back in August.  Part of the reason for the visits going so well was the support our visitors received from their … read more

17th – 24th June 2019 – Achievements and information

Jun 23, 2019 |

This week has been another where we have taken time to celebrate the achievements of the incredible youngsters we have here in Harlaw Academy. On Wednesday we had the school summer concert and art show On Thursday we held our wider achievement awards event On Friday it was our annual school sports day Over the … read more

10th – 14th June: Sports Awards

Jun 15, 2019 |

On Friday of this week we held our annual sports awards.  This was an opportunity to celebrate those who had taken part in sports activities this session.  This slideshow gives you a flavour of some of the event and lets you see who won the various awards Sports Awards June 2019 The event finished with … read more

3rd-7th June 2019 – Leadership opportunities

Jun 9, 2019 |

At the end of the week applications went live for a number of key pupil leadership opportunities; Head Prefect – Head Prefect Application ’19 House Captain Prefect – Prefect Application ’19 Class representative – Class reps application 2019 The links above takes you to the application for these opportunities and applications are due to be … read more

27th – 31st May: Parents, pupils and participation

Jun 1, 2019 |

Over this session we have done a great deal to increase participation of pupils and parents.  Not only is this the right thing to do but it is also part of what we are required to do.  Indeed over the years ahead there will be increased expectations around how we ’empower’ our staff, pupils and … read more

20th-24th May 2019 – Seeking your views

May 26, 2019 |

In Spring 2016 we held meetings with staff, pupils, parents and others in the community to set out priorities to guide school improvement over a 3-year period.  This exercise produced 9 priorities for transformational change; Relationships and ethos Personal support and inclusion Participation and involvement Opportunities Learning Attainment Achievement Citizenship School leadership and school improvement … read more

29th April – 3rd May: Improving things together

May 7, 2019 |

We are constantly seeking to improve things at Harlaw Academy.  School improvement is not something I do alone.  Over recent years we have found new ways to involve all staff in this activity as well as parents and pupils. With that in mind I attach a very simple grid for you to give me any … read more

21st-26th April 2019: Highlight of the week

Apr 26, 2019 |

There were a few possible topics to speak about from the week just past: the awards event on Monday the last day of senior classes on Tuesday a newspaper article about our study leave which appeared on Tuesday the start of SQA exams on Thursday P7s visiting for a Technology day Our awards event was … read more

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