School Leavers Webinar – Skills Development Scotland

A fun & informative series of short 30 minute webinars to support you with the next steps of your career journey!

We understand everyone is facing challenges just now and your plans may have changed or seem unclear due to the current situation. We want to let you know we are still here to help and provide you with the career information and guidance you need for your future.

Join our advisers, Hilary & Erin for our first session on Tuesday 2nd June at 3pm as they take a look at:

  • Acknowledging the current situation

  • Looking at the positives

  • What skills could come from this?

  • Understanding how Skills Development Scotland can help you

  • Learn about the future sessions we will be running

  • Some actions & links to resources that you can do yourself

  • You can also get involved through the poll questions and comments

Click the link to join – JOIN CAREERJAM SESSION 1

We hope you can join us!

Please also find an general update from SDS for parents and pupils below:

Kemnay Update on Skills Development Scotland services letter

Mental Health Awareness Week – 18th-24th May

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. The theme for this year’s Mental Health Awareness week is Kindness. At a time when things feel a little bit upside down, Kindness can be the key to turning things around.

Over the last few weeks our staff have been working on some resources to support our young people, staff and parents throughout this time. We would like to say thanks to all the pupils and staff who contributed and gave their suggestions towards these resources and hope you find them useful.
The padlets are broken into different sections with lots of practical suggestions as well as to how you could show kindness at this time.

Wellbeing for Young People

Wellbeing for Parents / Carers

In line with Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme of kindness, we have put together a Kindness Newsletter. This includes kindness stories from the Kemnay Community and aims to celebrate the excellent work happening in and around Kemnay, as well as encourage others to be kind and share their stories.

Kindness in Kemnay

Pupil Survey

Please see below the link to our latest Pupil Voice survey. As we move forward, we are constantly reviewing our practice and pupil feedback is vital. Please can parents encourage pupils to complete the survey so we can gather as many views as possible. (no later than Friday 15th May 2020)


Kemnay Academy Parent Council

For your information please find below the agenda for the Parent Council meeting on the 12th of May. We’ll make the question responses available separate to the minutes, as soon as practicable after the meeting. 

Also attached are details of on-line sessions that may be of interest – 

A question and answer also on the 12th on Cyber bullying, hosted by Connect
A question and answer session on the 14th on money worries, hosted by Connect
A Facebook live event on Cyber bullying and Children’s Mental Health, hosted by Cybersafe Scotland

CONNECT Virtual Q and A sessions and Parentzone – virtual assembly and parent sessions 
Cyber Safety Mental Health Facebook Live 
May 2020 Agenda