The Scottish Youth Parliament (SYP) has been commissioned by the Scottish Government to carry out an independent evaluation of the mental health and wellbeing community support services implemented by local authorities.
There are two surveys, one for young people (aged 12-25) and one for parents/carers of young people who have accessed community mental health services.
Letter Parent Carer MH Survey
MH Evaluation – info sheet (parents&carers)
MH Evaluation – info sheet (young people)
Over the last two weeks, pupils in S2 have had the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience in PE. There is a Google Form posted Google Classroom for pupils to complete. The deadline for this to be completed tomorrow. The feedback you give is really valuable in helping us to improve your PE experiences so please complete it if you can. The link is also below.
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) North East and Moray want to hear what young people think of their future working life and opportunities available to them right now. If you are aged 16-24 then we would like you to take this survey and provide us feedback. You will have the chance to be entered in to a prize draw to win a brand new ipad as part of completing the survey, details at the end of the survey.
Please see QR code and link below for access to the survey.
Please note that all responses will remain anonymous and no identifying information will be shared. The survey will close on Friday 3rd September.
Thank you in advance for participating.
DYW NE & Moray
Thanks to all parents who came along to our ‘S2 into S3’ curriculum conversation last night and shared their thoughts and questions. It was great to have parents with young people at different stages in school, share their experiences and views. Very helpful, thank you! We understand that not all parents of current S2 pupils managed to join us and will send an outline of what was discussed as soon as we can. A special thank you to Ingrid and Parent Council members for their attendance and feedback. It’s so greatly appreciated as we continue to work together through these challenging times and do all we can to support our young people.
Moira Milne, Head Teacher
An informal opportunity for parents/carers to meet with Mrs Milne 1:1 to ask for advice, discuss queries or share good ideas. Please feel free to come along between 4.00pm and 5.15pm on Thursday 27 February 2020. On arrival at the campus come to the main reception where you will be welcomed and taken through to the school. Please note that the Campus will be particularly busy this evening due to the S5/6 Parents’ Evening. It was great to meet some new parents last term, thanks to all for coming along.
Scottish Government – Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 – Revised Statutory Guidance Consultation
The Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006 sets out the role parents, schools and education authorities must play in ensuring all parents are fully involved and engaged in their children’s learning and in the life and work of our schools. The Scottish Government made a commitment to update, strengthen and modernise the guidance as part of its joint Scottish Government / Convention of Scottish Local Authorities “Learning Together” Action Plan.
We are now seeking the views of a wider audience to refine the updated guidance.
We are running a full public consultation on the draft updated guidance, from Friday 24 January 2020 until Thursday 30 April 2020.
We would be grateful if you can complete the consultation questionnaire on the refreshed guidance which can be accessed at:
We hope to hear from anyone who has an interest in how parents can be fully involved and engaged in children’s learning. For more information on the public consultation and how you can be involved in this please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
As part of our on-going improvement plan priorities, in partnership with Alford Academy Parent Council, our next Parental Engagement Event will be held on Wednesday 18 September 2019, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon in Alford Community Campus Theatre.
You are warmly invited to join us to share your ideas about how we can further develop working together with parents to help your child/children be ambitious and ready for their next steps beyond school. We will be thinking about what parents ‘have’ and what parents ‘need’, to best support their child/children’s learning. Please note that matters relating to individual teachers, young people, parents and school issues will not be the subject of discussion at this meeting.
I look forward to meeting with you if you can join us. To assist with catering please e-mail email@example.com by 4pm on Tuesday 17 September 2019, if you intend coming along. If you are unable to attend and have ideas for us to consider please share them via the school email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please also note the Alford Academy Parent Council AGM is this evening, Monday 16 September, at 7pm here on campus. On arrival please let the receptionist know you are attending the Parent Council Meeting and you will be directed to the meeting room.
‘Share the Air’ with the Head Teacher – Monday 2 September 2019 – an invitation to Parents/Carers
An informal opportunity to meet with Mrs Milne, Head Teacher, to seek advice, raise queries or share good ideas. Please feel free to come along between 4.00pm and 5.30pm on Monday 2 September 2019. On arrival at the Alford Campus please come to the main reception where you will be welcomed and taken through to the school.
Dear parents / carers,
Alford Academy values the opinions of all parents / carers and throughout the year we have gathered information to help us plan next steps for improvement. As we are nearing the end of term, we would again value your opinion to help shape our improvement plans.
We would appreciate it if you could please take the time to complete the parental questionnaire as we welcome your thoughts and feedback.
A link to the questionnaire will be sent via Groupcall email to all parents/carers.
Please can the questionnaire be completed by Friday 23rd August 2019.
In the event you are unable to access the electronic questionnaire, paper copies are available on request.
Mr S Cookson