Please find below the feedback from the latest S5 – S6 Parent’s Night.
The next Parent Council meeting will be held on the 28th February from 7-9pm at Kintore Primary School. New parents welcome.
Please find attached the Senior Phase Course Choice Booklet following the Information Evening 2nd Feb 2017
FORM OF NOTIFICATION OF TEMPORARY RESTRICTION
OF TRAFFIC ON HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGE
Please note that due to New Water Connection to be carried out by ACG Contracts Ltd it will be necessary in the interests of public safety to apply the following restriction to traffic.
CLOSURE ON U196C KINTORE At Drumshalloch
On 6 February 2017 for 1 week
Access for pedestrians and to adjacent properties will be maintained at all times.
Site notices will be erected in due course indicating the temporary restriction to traffic and the alternative routes where applicable.
The alternative route is via B994 to B977 Gauchhill Road, Gauchill Road to Hallforest Avenue, Hallforest Avenue to Forest Road as shown on the attached plan.
Should you have any queries please call Elizabeth Ross on 01467 535368
Please find attached the S2 into S3 Course Choice Booklet Descriptor following the Parents’ Information Evening:
Education and Children’s Services
Proposal on Relocation of St Andrew’s School to Inverurie Community Campus
Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning & Leisure Committee agreed on 8 December 2016 that a statutory consultation on the proposed relocation of St Andrew’s School within the new Inverurie Community Campus will begin this month.
The formal consultation will ask pupils, parents, staff and other community representatives for their views on the school moving to a distinct space within the wider community campus setting, with a separate school entrance and classrooms, sensory rooms and therapy suites. The proposal to relocate the school comes after extensive informal engagement with staff and parents over a number of years on future plans for the school.
Aberdeenshire Council is implementing a nine area model of Enhanced Provision to ensure fair, equitable and transparent provision across Aberdeenshire for children and young people with additional support needs, providing a continuum of support in each Area and ensuring we provide the right support, in the right place, at the right time:
St Andrew’s School is the Community Resource Hub for the Inverurie, Kemnay and Westhill clusters, providing both in-reach and outreach services and support to children and young people with more complex needs in our schools and communities.
Accordingly, we wanted to ensure you have the opportunity to participate in the formal consultation process.
Formal consultation must now take place in line with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 and gives staff, parents and pupils another chance to have their say on the proposals.
The consultation will open on 9 January 2017 and close on 24 February 2017. Any written comments on the proposals must be received by Aberdeenshire Council within this time in order for them to be taken into account. Please send any written responses to: Anne Marie Davies, Quality Improvement Manager ASN, to be received no later than 5pm on Friday 24 February 2017. They should be posted to Aberdeenshire Council, Education & Children’s Services, Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB or emailed to: LearningEstates@aberdeenshire.gov.uk
As part of the consultation process, a public meeting will take place on 01 February 2017 at 7pm in the Inverurie Academy Assembly Hall.
Please find below links to the Aberdeenshire Council Education Consultations web page, which includes links to the consultation proposal document, including accessible versions: http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/education-consultations/
An online survey will be available as part of the consultation. This can be completed at the following address: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ProposedRelocationOfStAndrewsSchoolStatutoryConsultation
The consultation proposal document contains further information on where additional copies of the proposal document may be obtained.
It is expected that the results of the consultation will be discussed by Garioch Area Committee in Spring 2017 before a recommendation is made to the Education & Children’s Services Committee for a final decision to be taken in Summer 2017.
The formal consultation process will run alongside the ongoing process of communication and collaboration between officers and all stakeholders in developing the proposed designs. Aberdeenshire Council continue to value the active engagement and positive contribution of parents and staff.
Head of Resources and Performance
As of Monday 12th December there will be a change to the collection time of pupils getting on the Central coach B & J. The changes are as follows:
Central B – First collection now 7:50 not 8:11, making last collection 7:56 not 8:17
Central J – First collection now 7:40 not 7:32, making last collection 7:58 not 7:50
The next Parent Council meeting will be held on 29 Nov@7.00pm. All parents welcome to attend. Information about Science Faculty
Venue- Kemnay Academy staff room
Please see attached link for information on Home to School transport for Parents’ and Carers.
HEALTH CARE – FIRST AID/NURSING ASSISTANT
All parents/carers should be aware that specific school staff attend to first aid. First Aid provision in school is provided by a Nursing Assistant. The First Aid provision in school is designed to deal with routine medical and first aid matters. Should a young person be injured during the school day, every effort will be made to attend to this. If the injury is believed to be serious or requiring further treatment, arrangments will be made to have the child treated at the local Health Centre. Alternatively, an ambulance will be requested. Parents will be informed and consulted.
If your child is ill in the morning, it is important that they are kept at home, as the school has few facilities to accommodate sick children.
Illness: If a pupil becomes ill during the school day, a first aider will be called. A decision will then be taken to either keep the pupil in school or to arrange, after consultation with parents for the pupil to be sent home.
First Aid is not one of the School Nurse’s duties but she may attend to pupils who may become ill or are injured during the day if she is available.
Please tell us as soon as possible if your child has a specific medical condition. The school Health Team, (eg school Doctor, School nurse, Speech and language therapist etc) working in partnership with parents and teachers, carries out assessments to ensure the best level of health for all school children. The School Nurse Service within the Academy also provides vaccination clinics specific to vaccines required between the ages of 12-18 years.