Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

Dear Parents, Carers, Partners and most importantly our Pupils,

Virtual Awards Ceremony 2020

We are delighted to now share the link for our 2-3pm Premier of this year’s celebration of our pupils and the community they represent.

https://youtu.be/cFn6P7MkFfQ

The Programme for this event is as follows:

  • Alford Academy Pipe Band
  • The Head Teachers Address: Moira Milne
  • Keynote Address: Jasper Tissen – Dutch Olympic Team and Former Pupil
  • Awards for Endeavour and Attainment
  • Awards for National Qualification Prizes
  • Awards for Individual Excellence
  • Awards for Team Excellence
  • The Chaplaincy Team: Euan Glen
  • Trophies and Shields ( Including the Chaplaincy Team: Sheila Mitchel & Alford Academy ‘Virtual’ Pipe Band)
  • Leadership Awards
  • University of Aberdeen – Principal’s Aware for Excellence (S4 & S5)
  • School Dux Shields for Overall Excellence
  • A Message from our Senior Exec and Vote of thanks
  • The Chaplaincy Team: John Cook – The Blessing
  • Alford Academy Staff Video: We are all in this together
  • Acknowledgments

Alford Academy Senior Leadership Team

Live Online Lesson in Cyber Skills

Pupils studying S3 Computing Science or an NPA in Cyber Security, pitted themselves against cyber criminals this afternoon during a live online cyber lesson.  The job was to defend a power station and along with 600 fellow cyber defenders, Alford Academy pupils worked together to protect this valuable asset.  The session was run by Craig who is a computer scientist, Daniel who works for the National Grid as a cyber professional and Kirsty a cyber resilience expert for the Scottish Government.  A very enjoyable session with lots of questions and answers all about working in the cyber security industry.

       

Alford Academy Inspection

Dear Parent/Carer,

Alford Academy Inspection

Alford Academy was due to be inspected from Monday 16 March 2020.  On Friday 13 March 2020, Education Scotland informed us they are pausing all inspections until the Easter break. This is due to the changing situation with Covid-19 (Coronavirus) in Scotland.

We will update you when we receive notification of a rescheduled date.

Yours sincerely,

Moira Milne
Head Teacher
Alford Academy

Careers, apprenticeships and college Parents Evening – 30th January, Copthorne Hotel, Aberdeen

 

Big Parents Eve event

January 30, 2020 5.30pm – 8pm

An opportunity for parents, carers, influencers and young people to

  • find out more about the different sectors and jobs in the region
  • explore how these are changing in the future
  • looking at the key skills young people will need for these new roles
  • speak to young people currently participating in foundation, modern and gradate apprenticeships in different organisations
  • find out about the different pathways into employment
  • ask questions and network with a wide range of organisations

The evening will start with a networking session over an evening buffet with a wide range of stand holders who will include:

  • Developing Young Workforce North East
  • Aberdeen City Council Education Team
  • Aberdeenshire Council Education Team
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • North East Scotland College
  • University of Aberdeen
  • Robert Gordon University
  • Tullos Training
  • SRUC
  • Aberlour
  • NHS Grampian
  • and other key training providers

Please click on the link for more information and to register for free for this event.

https://bit.ly/36UcEYD

 

Alford Academy Mock Election 2019

The UK General Election 2019 takes place tomorrow, Thursday 12 December and we want you to take part.  Come along to room D0-69 at break or lunch, meet pupils acting as representatives of the candidates and let them tell you all about their respective parties policies.  It only takes 2 minutes to vote, we would love to hear what Alford Academy pupils think!  #getinvolved  #yourvotecounts

 

Skills Scotland Aberdeen @ P&J LIVE at TECA

Skills Scotland ABERDEEN @ P&J LIVE AT TECA

11th November 5pm – 7pm

14 – 24 year olds

Free entry

Families and Individuals welcome.

Explore future skills and get work ready at Aberdeen’s largest skills, career and apprenticeship event.

Register online for free tickets at skillsaberdeen.eventbrite.co.uk

@SkillsScotland#SkillsScotland

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