Pupil participation

19th – 23rd August 2019 – Starting out on a successful journey

Aug 25, 2019 |

Our staff:  Staff really appreciated the chance to have two in-service days to start the term and I think this ensured we got off to a very productive start with the pupils from the Wednesday. When we had one day it tended to involve dumping a lot of information on staff at a whole staff … 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

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

10th – 14th September: Informing and involving our pupils and parents

Sep 16, 2018 |

This week we had out first Pupil Council and the first Parent Council meeting of the session. I see both groups as being extremely important in school improvement and in this blog wish to say a little about each group and the difference they can make. 10 things to know about our Pupil Council: each … read more

Recognising and Realising Rights at Harlaw Academy

Feb 22, 2018 |

Recognising and realising Childrens Rights at Harlaw Academy

22nd – 26th January: Note for our parents

Jan 28, 2018 |

This week we had a really good meeting of our Parent Council and I want to thank the senior pupils, parents and local councillors who attend these meetings.  It really does help to share ideas and shape the thinking of how we keep the school moving forward.  This is a fairly brief blog sharing some … read more

27th-31st March: End of term

Apr 2, 2017 |

It has been a very busy term and I know the teachers and pupils will be looking forward to a well deserved Easter break.  Please remember we will not be back on Easter Monday and we return on Tuesday 18th April.  Many of our non-teaching staff will be working over the Easter break getting things … read more

26th – 30th September – a very successful week

Oct 2, 2016 |

In my last two blogs I highlighted two big events – both which took place this week.  In this blog I shall share with you the success of both events: The first was an event we called #secureyourfuture.  This was intended to be much more than a standard careers event.  It was an opportunity for … read more

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