27th November – 1st December 2017: Value and support our staff

Dec 2, 2017 |

As you may know I serve on the General Teaching Council Scotland (GTCS).  This is the professional body who oversee the professional standards of the teaching profession in Scotland.  GTCS play an active role in initial teacher education, in the registration of teachers, in their on-going professional learning and in setting the framework to monitor … read more

S2 Parents’ Evening Online booking system Opens Friday 1st December

Oct 9, 2017 |

The online booking system opens on Friday 1st December:  Instructions Navigate to the Parents’ Evening Booking System here Use your personal information to log in. You must use the contact information which the school has on file or you will not be able to log in. If you are having problems, please use the … read more

S2 Parents’ Evening

Oct 4, 2017 |

Wednesday 13th December 2017 from 4.15pm – 6.45pm Parents of S2 pupils are invited to attend a consultation evening in the Academy on Wednesday 13th December 2017  to meet their child’s teachers and discuss their progress. Our Guidance Teachers will be available to discuss the overall picture of  each child’s progress and Mrs Rennie the Year … read more

20th – 26th November 2017: There is a lot going on @ Harlaw_Academy

Dec 2, 2017 |

I am going to say very little by way of introduction to this blog – other than to note it is share information about some of the activities taking place in the school.  Beyond that I will let the actions (extracts from our weekly bulletin) speak for themselves: BIOLOGY DROP IN – Tuesday’s session is open … read more

Attendance Matters

Nov 20, 2017 |

The updated attendance guidance for parents is now available on our information section of our website, under the heading Attendance Matters at Harlaw Academy.

13th – 17th November: What do you think?

Nov 18, 2017 |

Last week I wrote a blog about ’empowering pupils and parents’.  It was a very well timed article because this week we have been asked for our views on two very significant sets of proposals which have possible implications for our work and our plans.  They are: TOM – which relates to the way Aberdeen City Council will … read more

6th – 9th November 2017: Empowering pupils and parents

Nov 11, 2017 |

This week we have tried to improve two very important aspects of the school – our work with pupils and parents. I want us to go well beyond just consulting pupils and informing parents – I want to empower both groups to make a meaningful contribution to school improvement and to play an active role … read more

30th October – 3 November: Update to pupils, parents and staff

Nov 5, 2017 |

I wish to use this blog to update pupils, parents and staff on a situation which arose on at the end of the week. On Friday morning we were made aware by the police of an image which had appeared on social media and which they were investigating. Our actions in such a situation are … read more

Parent Council Meeting 9th November

Nov 3, 2017 |

The next meeting of the Parent Council will be Thursday 9th November at 7.00pm at Harlaw Academy.  This month’s meeting will include 3 sessions from the Maths department; General curriculum information and how parents can support their child, Assessments & National Qualifications and Google classroom and homework.  Each session will take approximately 10 minutes – … read more

Change to school day – week beginning 09th October

Oct 9, 2017 |

We have had a number of fire alarms over the last few days, most of them have been set off within class time. We have reminded pupils and staff that we must continue to treat every alarm seriously. Whilst this has been disruptive, we want to recognise that the majority of pupils have behaved in … read more

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