Parent Council

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

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

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

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

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