The Moray Council: consideration of a move to a 33-period week (2017/2018)

During May 2016, Head Teachers in Moray are engaging in discussions with staff, pupils and parent councils regarding the consideration of a move to a 33-period week from session 2017/2018.  Opportunity will be given to consider either moving to the 33 period week or retaining the status quo i.e. a 30 period week for secondary schools. Views will be sought and reported back to the Director of Education and Social Care who will make the final decision on retaining the status quo or implementing a 33 period week from session 2017/18.  All KGS parents are invited to attend the Parent Council meeting on Tuesday, 10th May 2016 at 7pm where you will be able to ask any questions or share your thoughts on this proposal.  The following letter – The Moray Council 33 period week letter – was issued via pupil post this week.

Masterclass Revision Sessions – May/June 2016 Study Leave…

Masterclass Revision Sessions are being offered to pupils in S4 to S6 by all subject departments in the days prior to SQA examinations.  The purpose of Masterclass Revision Sessions is to provide final help with course content, key concepts or exam answering technique, to our young people.  The timetable of sessions is available by clicking here:  Revision Masterclass Support May June 2016

Supporting our wider area…

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KGS Standards and Quality Report: 2014-2015

Every year in March, the school produces a “Standards and Quality Report” for the previous session once all finalised examination attainment data becomes available and leaver destination figures are confirmed.    The Standards and Quality Report for session 2014-2015 is now available to download from the “School Information” tab or by clicking on the following link:  KGS Standards and Quality Report 2014_2015

Newsletter – “The Banter” – March

“The Banter” (March) is now available on the Newsletters tab at the top of the page or by clicking on the following link: KGS The Banter_March 2016

Easter Revision Programme @ KGS

Students in S4 to S6 who signed up to Easter Holiday Revision sessions will be provided with a copy of their choice grids at tutor tomorrow (Tuesday, 22nd March 2016).  Students in S4 to S6 who have not yet signed up are welcome to attend subject revision sessions on the dates/times outlined using the link below.  Revise and realise your full potential!

Easter Revision Sessions Timetable 2016

Newsletter – “The Banter” – February

“The Banter” (February) is now available on the Newsletters tab at the top of the page or by clicking on the following link:  The Banter February 2016

Senior Phase Course Choice 2016-2017

The S4 to S6 Course Choice Booklet and Course Options forms have been uploaded on the “Course Choice” tab at the top of the screen.

Additional Support for Learning – Scottish Government Survey

The Scottish Youth Parliament’s Education and Lifelong Learning Committee’s are conducting research on Additional Support for Learning to find out what is working well and what could be done better. The current financial climate is having an impact on support services; therefore the Committee wants to find out what innovative initiatives have been developed to support young people to the best of their ability. The surveys are currently being sent out to all local authorities in Scotland.

The Committee is planning to conduct research in secondary schools in all 32 local authorities to ask young people with additional support needs about their experiences of their education.  They are also asking staff who work with young people with additional support needs how they support young people and what innovative practices they believe should be developed nationally to ensure all young people receive the best possible education so that they can reach their full potential.

Please find the links to the Learner and Staff surveys at the end of this post. Research will come to a close at the end of March. A report detailing findings and recommendations will be shared with all local authorities and other educational establishments who participated. Meetings with elected representatives and with the Scottish Government to see what can be done to address recommendations based on findings will also follow.  No person or school will be identified except the local authority within the report. They would also like to assure you that no local authority would be placed at a disadvantage within reporting and when good practice is identified local authorities will be praised and it will be used as an effective example within both the report and discussions with stakeholders.

Links to Survey:

Learner Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ELLresearchASLlearner

Staff Survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ELLresearchASLstaff

 

 

Mid-term Weekend…

School will be closed on Friday, 12th February 2016 and Monday 15th February 2016 for mid-term break.  We will return at the normal time of 8.45 am on Tuesday, 16th February 2016.

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