The next ten months will see our Polar Academy’s twenty strong Leadership and Expedition teams pulling together the 2020 expedition to Greenland. The teams will be training hard, getting involved with fundraising and having lots of adventures!
We hope that you will be able to support the teams along the way, and we look forward to sharing our journey with you over the coming months.
Louis Allison Finch, Lara Burdett, Rachel Murray, Robbie Williams, Charlotte Youngson, Stephanie Birrell, Jorja Darlington, Boo Scott, Bryce Tyndall, Kayleigh Yorke and Mr N. Duncan.
Leah Graham, Emily Birrell, Eve Gill, Molly Turnbull, Molly Poolman, Sophie Blair, Lauren Calley, Ember Davidson, Blair MacDougall, Christian Smurthwaite and Mrs K. Simcock.
The Polar Academy Team
We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all of the pupils who were appointed as Young Ambassadors, with many others now forming part of the Young Leadership Pathway’s team.
Emily Nicolson, Findlay Baillie, James Collins, Kate Mountain, Michael Sanderson, Isla Lorimer, Rosie Jeffrey and Inver Petrie.
Young Leadership Pathway’s team
Ellie Linton, Innes Hegg, Stephanie Laing, Bethan Norton, Corran Thomas, Isla Howie. Finn Goldie, Rory Blake, Samantha Honeyman and Aimee Williamson.
We look forward to the working with both teams next session.
Ms J. Whittet
[Active Schools Coordinator]
The school has now opened the application process to appoint Ambassadors and Young Leaders to a number of roles within the school. Young Leaders and Ambassadors will have the opportunity to:
- Act as deliverers/coaches,
- technical officials,
- event/competition organisers,
- data collection,
- and/or cluster sport stars.
Please contact Ms J. Whittet, Active Schools Co-ordinator, if you are interested in being considered for the above roles.
Applications must be submitted by Friday, 7th June using the link and form below.
Young Leadership Pathways (presentation)
Leadership Programme application (online)
Leadership Programme application form (paper)
Sam Clarke (S3), Inver Petrie (S3), Orla Crofts (S2) and Molly Urquhart (S1) all travelled with Miss Fulton today to participate in a Scottish Learners’ Panel Meeting at the Glasgow Gaelic school.
The panel aims to strengthen the pupil voice in the development of national Education policy and practice. The pupils attended the launch of the panels earlier alongside Deputy First Minister John Swinney MSP.
Image © Maureen McKenna/Twitter @maureen0207
A key Improvement Priority for the school this session is that of developing high quality learning experiences. As a school we acknowledge that we can only achieve this by working together to improve the quality of learning and teaching across the curriculum and thereby ensure that every lesson counts.
Our newly developed Learning Standard has been launched this month and acts as a visual tool/representation of what we consider to be the key elements to be found in any learning episode. The different elements provide the focus for our continuing professional development as we push ourselves to innovate and to continually raise the quality and consistency of learning and teaching experiences across the curriculum.
Bell Baxter Learning Standard
Parents and carers of pupils in the Senior Phase will already have received information about the Learning Standard as part of the recent Parental Engagement newsletter; parent and carers in the Junior Phase will be receiving a newsletter prior to the Christmas break.
A reminder that S1 Parents’ Evening takes place this Thursday, 6th December.