S3/4 & 5 Course Choice Information Evening

Jan 29, 2019 |

S3/4 & 5 Course Choice Information Evening – Wednesday 30th January at 7.00pm S3/4 & 5 Parents & Guardians are invited to our Course Choice Information Evening. Information will be given on the course choice pathways, options and process.  

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

17th -21st December 2018 – Into the holidays

Dec 22, 2018 |

Incident on Thursday:  At lunchtime on Thursday one of our pupils let an intruder into the school and this resulted in a potentially serious event taking place.  I am unable to comment on what took place as it is part of an on-going police investigation.  What I will say is that our staff and pupils … read more

10th-14th December 2018 – Christmas Kindness

Dec 15, 2018 |

As we head towards the Christmas holidays we will try to strike a balance between keeping the focus on the work and acknowledging some of the key ideas around this time of year. On the work front we are very aware of the need to prepare senior pupils for prelim exams in January.  Therefore pupils … read more

3rd – 10th December 2018: Success and reassurance

Dec 9, 2018 |

National success: The highlght of the week was being able to tell people of our success at a National level.  We use a system called accelerated reader to promote reading for our pupils.  The company behind this Renaissance Learning keep an eye on how well it is being used and as a result we were … read more

26-30th November 2018: Focus on S2 other updates

Dec 1, 2018 |

Focus on S2: Learning and teaching:  Over this week senior staff have been popping into S2 classes to look at the quality of the learning and teaching.  We have been very impressed by both the quality of the teaching we have seen and the attitude shown by pupils towards the work.  As well as visiting … read more

19th-23rd November 2018 – Opportunities

Nov 24, 2018 |

On any given week there is a fair bit going on in Harlaw Academy.  The blog this week lists 10 of the varied activities taking place over the last 5 days in the school: a group of our pupils went to Bridge of don Academy as part of a young inspector project most of our … read more

5th-11th November 2018: Respect Community

Nov 11, 2018 |

During this week we had a number of things to mark 100 years since the signing of the armistice which led to the end of World War 1.  Our Art department worked on a display and towards the end of the week the library showed a film ‘They Shall Not Grow Old” which has recently … read more

29th October – 2nd November 2018: The start of a very important term

Nov 3, 2018 |

As the holidays came to an end I was more than a little concerned.  A lot of our old windows had been removed and new frames were going in bu there was no sign of any glass and there was a fair bit of mess to get tidy for Monday.  Somehow over the final weekend … read more

24th to 28th September 2018: Progress and Improvement

Sep 29, 2018 |

Each year I am required to prepare a number of reports.  two of the more important ones are the; Standards and Quality report which summarises what we did last sessio…/Harlaw-Academy-Standards-and-Quality-Report-session-2017-to-2018.docx School Improvement Plan which sets out our priorities this session…/Harlaw-Academy-School-Improvement-Plan-session-2018-to-2019-.docx I am pleased to attach both for your reference.  If you have any comments on … read more

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