An email from Irene Russell, Education Scotland giving parents the opportunity to take part in a Parental Resource Survey has been added to the Surveys 2011 page of the Blog.

Please click on the link below to access this:

Email from Education Scotland – Parental Resource Survey

SCHOLAR is one of the world’s largest school e-learning education programmes and it is available to support every pupil studying Intermediates and Higher and Advanced Higher courses in Maths and Science, Modern Foreign Languages and Business subjects in every secondary school in Angus.  The SCHOLAR website and learning materials can be readily accessed from home as well as in school thus supporting independent study   If snow closures interrupt school attendance this winter then SCHOLAR can be one option that senior students can use to continue their studies.  If your child does not have a SCHOLAR password, please encourage him or her to ask their teacher for this.  

A Parent Information Leaflet is attached which gives you more information about the SCHOLAR programme and the advantages of its use to your child. Please click on the link below to access the leaflet:

SCHOLAR Leaflet

This link provides further information about SCHOLAR courses – http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Scotland/Information_About/Courses_and_Materials.html

A document regarding Learner Journeys in Angus Secondary Schools has been added to the Documents page of the Blog.

Please click on the link below to access the document:

Learner Journeys in Angus Secondary Schools v2

A note has been placed on the Documents page of the Blog giving the latest information from the National Parent Forum of Scotland.

Please click on the link below to access this:

Latest Information from NPFoS

Two survey’s have been added to the Survey’s 2011 Page.

One for Angus Council Education Department Standards & Quality Report 2011. Please click on the link below to access the survey:

Parent Council Standards and Quality Report 2011 – Questionnaire

Please return the above Questionnaire to MIS Education Department, Angus House, Orchardbank, Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AE by Tuesday 29 November 2011.

The second survey is on the Budget Consultation 2012 – 2013 Delivering Services – Achieving Savings – Have your Say. Please click on the link below to access the survey:

Budget Consultation Survey

Please return the above Survey to Education HQ, Angus house, Orchardbank, Business Park, Forfar, DD8 1AE by Friday 18 November 2011.

The Emergency Weather Arrangements for Parents Leaflet has been added to the Documents page of the Blog.

Please click on the link below to access the Leaflet:

Emergency Weather – Summary Leaflet forParents

A note from Wendy Scott, Parent Council Chair at Glamis Primary School which outlines the Role of the PTA and the Parent Council has been placed on the Documents page of the Blog.

To access the note please click on the link below:

Role of the PTA and the Parent Council

A note from Jim Ewans on Education Scotland looking to develop a Resource for Parent/Carers has been placed on the Documents page of the Blog.

To access the note please click on the link below:

Education Scotland

Two documents have been added to the Documents page of the Blog – The Parents’ Voice Survey Report on Curriculum for Excellence and the SPTC Published Findings from the Parent Survey.

Please click on the link below to access the Survey Report and the Published Findings:

Survey Report – SPTC Parents Voice Survey Report – CfE August 2011

Published Findings – SPTC Publishes Findings from Parent Survey on New Curriculum

Three leaflets have been added to the Curriculum for Excellence Fact Files/Leaflets Page. Please click on the links below to access these:

Planning Learning within Curriculum for Excellence Leaflet

Skills for Learning, Life and Work Leaflet

7 Principles of Curriculum Design Leaflet

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