Pre-Loved Uniform Event : On behalf of your Alford Academy Parent Council
Previously we have collected and organised pre-loved academy school uniform and redistributed it for others to use. This worked well and many in our school community benefitted.
Our next table top event will take place on Thursday 9th June (3-5pm) and Saturday 11th June (10-12 noon), in advance of this please can we request for you to donate any uniform items that you no longer require. These can be dropped off in the metal cage in the foyer of the community campus. Please see the attached our poster for full details.
We would also welcome any revision /success guides for SQA exams (any subject) that are no longer required as we will also be able to re-distribute these to our young people.
Thank you in advance for helping the environment and supporting our school community.
This week our senior phase pupils and S3 pupils who are sitting an SQA exam have received a Wellbeing pack to support them in the coming weeks. The pack includes information on exam stress, a self-care card, revision materials and some goodies.
Good luck to all our young people for the coming weeks!
If any S4-6 pupils were absent and have not collected their pack, please speak with Mrs J Munro (E1-50)
Friday 25th March 2022
Dyslexia is a complex condition causing an individual to process information differently, particularly around reading, writing and numbers. People with dyslexia often see things in a different way and have strong problem-solving and creative skills.
Developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), also known as dyspraxia, is a condition affecting physical co-ordination. It causes difficulties with fine and gross motor skills and can affect the ability to carry out daily tasks.
To find out more about Dyslexia and Dyspraxia, how they impact our lives and the strengths that they bring then access our ‘Celebrating Neurodiversity Google site’ :
There is now a wellbeing space in the library, created by the Mental Health Peer Educators and Wellbeing Suporters as well as the new librarian Mrs. B.M.
This a space anyone can come to relax, learn about Mental Health and Wellbeing or take the opportunity to socialise.
It’s open every lunchtime, feel free to stop in!
If you want to request any resources and activities, please speak to MRS. B. M. or Mrs J Munro.
Starting Next Term there will also be two Mental Health Peer Educators available each lunchtime for you to chat with.
Thursday 24th March 2022
Autism is a lifelong developmental disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum and there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK. Autism may allow individuals to have excellent memories, be resilient and determined.
ADHD and ADD can affect your ability to organise and get started on tasks, your focus, the ability to regulate your alertness and let yourself relax when you need to, and to deal with emotions. Individuals may be energetic, spontaneous, hyperfocused, creative and inventive.
To find out more about Autism and ADHD / ADD, how they impact our lives and the strengths that they bring then access our ‘Celebrating Neurodiversity Google site’ :
Wednesday 23rd March 2022
Diversity of all kinds contributes to creativity, innovation, and competitiveness the greater the diversity of your community, the more unique ideas and perspectives you’ll be able to bring to any given problem.
Tuesday 22nd March 2022 : Celebrating Neurodiversity
Neurodiversity describes the idea that people experience and interact with the world around them in many different ways; there is no one “right” way of thinking, learning, and behaving, and differences are viewed as strengths not weaknesses.
Access the link below to view a collection of some of our favourite and most fabulous job profiles, all showcasing neurodiverse individuals rocking their day-to-day jobs.
Monday 21st March 2022
The 21st – 27th March is Neurodiversity Celebration Week. The purpose of the week is to help the world to understand, value and celebrate the talents of neurodiverse minds and provides an opportunity for pupils, teachers and our school community to learn more about neurodiversity, and for neurodivergent pupils to develop a more positive perception of their own unique neurodiverse traits and skills.
Each day we will be sharing some information and resources to raise awareness and celebrate the strengths of being neurodiverse.
You can Find further information on : www.neurodiversityweek.com
In our current climate where we are experiencing rising costs for food, fuel and energy payments we would like to take this opportunity to share with you some information on financial supports that you may find helpful. The leaflet provides information on where you can access financial support within Aberdeenshire.