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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

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

25th – 29th September 2017 – Respect for community

Oct 1, 2017 |

Last week I published the second of 3 blogs looking at the day to day work of Harlaw Academy which is based around 3 simple behaviour statements: – Respect for People – Respect for Learning – Respect for Community This week my blog will look in more depth at “respect for community’ Under the statement … read more

18th – 22nd September 2017 – Respect for Learning

Oct 1, 2017 |

Last week I published the first of 3 blogs looking at the day to day work of Harlaw Academy which is based around 3 simple behaviour statements: – Respect for People – Respect for Learning – Respect for Community This week my blog will look in more depth at “respect for learning’ Under the statement … read more

11th-15th September 2017 – Respect for People

Oct 1, 2017 |

The day to day work of Harlaw Academy is based around 3 simple behaviour statements: – Respect for People – Respect for Learning – Respect for Community Over September I want to look at each of these in a little more detail – starting with “respect for people’ Under the statement respect for people we … read more

4th – 8th September 2017: Wider life of the school

Sep 9, 2017 |

On Friday I met with the officer bearers of the parent council and part of what we discussed was the wider life of the school. Linked to this was a discussion of how we let parents know what is happening in the school. In this blog I shall say a little bit about each of … read more

28th August-1st September 2017: Settling in

Sep 9, 2017 |

If last week was about ‘getting started’ this week was very much about ‘settling in’. In that respect I want to start this blog with a massive thank you to parents and pupils for their response to our requests to get to school; dressed in school uniform, on time and ready to work. The number … read more

Groupcall Attendance

Sep 5, 2017 |

Groupcall Information for Parents Due to an updated version of our Groupcall messaging system, the information that we provide to parents on pupil absence from school is changing.  From Wednesday 6th September we will send Absence messages to parents twice a day – once in the morning and once in the afternoon. The message will … read more

5th-9th June 2017

Aug 27, 2017 |

Sorry for missing a few weeks. It is a busy time and the blog slipped to the side of the desk. So here is a brief snapshot of the last few weeks. 22-26 May: Our promoted staff all had briefings on school performance data. It made us think fairly deeply about how we continue to … read more

1st – 5th May 2017: School improvement

Aug 27, 2017 |

Around this time of year we need to reflect on our progress this session and begin to set our priorities for next school session.  It is really important that staff undertake some evaluation of their work but also vital that we hear the views of pupils, parents and others involved in our work.  In this … read more

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