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.
Copy of letter to parents about adverse weather, school closure and school transport which was emailed via Groupcall last week Parent letter – session 19-20
if any parents did not receive this letter please contact the School Office so we can check we have your correct contact details.
Further to an issue with the campus sprinkler system and related activation of fire alarms, it has been necessary to close the school early today (Friday, February 1). I apologise for any inconvenience the early departure/collection of pupils may have caused you.
We are grateful for the assistance of the fire brigade and the co-operation of all staff on site. I would like to assure you that the correct policy and procedure was followed by our staff. Our young people have again been a credit to you and the school today.
We plan to be open as normal on Monday morning, however, if this is not the case then the adverse weather phone line, and the school’s social media (blog, Facebook and Twitter) will be updated. There will also be information on the school closures page of the Aberdeenshire Council website and corresponding alerts sent out via the free MyAberdeenshire app. Please check for any updates on Sunday evening and Monday morning.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01975 562251. Thank you once again for your patience.
I hope you all have an enjoyable weekend.
Adverse Weather Phone Line – 0370 054 4999 then use the Alford Academy PIN (021010)
Pupils studying Home Economics, Technical and Art & Design were issued with an information letter re recoveries on Tuesday this week. The online payment system is now “live” for payment of recoveries for session 2018-19 as well as for school meals.
Looking for information on term dates and what’s on this term? Please find a copy of the Start of Session newsletter which was emailed to parents at the beginning of term. If you did not receive this or if your email address has changed recently, please contact the School Office by emailing email@example.com so we can check we have your current contact details. Thank you. Please also find enclosed a guide for Parents/Carers on Alford Academy’s Restorative Approach which was also emailed to parents earlier this term. letter to parents August 2018 FINAL-2aoqu5w and Parent and Carer Info Restorative Approach-111h95x
Attached is a copy of the letter issued today for parents and carers of pupils undertaking SQA examinations this session. The final page contains the consent slip which should be returned by Friday of this week. Pupils must familarise themselves with the contents of this letter.
With just 8 full school days before the start of the exam diet, we would wish all our students, every success in their exams, and hope that they can, even now secure those extra few marks that might make the different to a grade.
“Keep going… you never know when that extra mark might fall into place.”
Head Teacher’s Start of Session Letter to Parents August 2017:
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We hope that all parents have received the attached start of session letter from the Head Teacher with information about new staff and key dates this term which was sent out on Friday 25 August. We understand that a few S1 parents may not have received the letter via Groupcall so we are resending to those parents tonight. If you have not received this letter via Groupcall by tomorrow morning please contact the School Office on 019755 62251.
Information to Parents re Tempest Photographer Monday 4 September 2017:
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We hope that all parents have received the attached letter with information about the Tempest photographer visit on Monday which was sent out on Tuesday morning. We understand that a few S1 parents may not have received the letter via Groupcall so we are resending to those parents tonight. If you have not received this letter via Groupcall by tomorrow morning please contact the School Office on 019755 62251.
Application packs are available from Mr Gardner for the 2017 Junior Rangers programme. This 5 day programme of activities will take you out of school and into the Cairngorms National Park for 5 days of learning and adventure with a focus on Woodland Skills, Biodiversity, Visitor Management, Outdoor Access (including a day of canoeing on the River Dee). There are only 14 places available and the deadline for applications is 2 pm on Thursday.
The 3 components of the pack can also be downloaded from the blog via these links
JRP2017 Parental Consent
JRP2017 Parental Letter
CNP Junior Ranger application 2017
Further inforamtion on teh Junir Rangers project can be found at http://cairngorms.co.uk/caring-future/education-learning/projects-for-schools/junior-rangers/
Please find attached a link to the letter which was issued to pupils earlier in the week inviting all parents of nursery, primary and secondary pupils to one of the informal workshops taking place on Monday 28 and Tuesday 29 November. We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you and share your views on our vision for all our infants, children and young people. tree-of-knowledge-letter-nursery-primary-secondary-21-11-16