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Nescol – Gallowgate and Altens

Dear Students,

Following the latest advice issued by the UK and Scottish governments this evening, NESCol can confirm additional measures in relation to Coronavirus (COVID-19).

From 9am on Tuesday (March 17) face to face teaching at the College will be suspended. Alternative methods of delivery are being finalised. Students are not required to attend but premises will remain open to students until Friday (March 20) for those who require access.

Updates and guidance will continue to be provided by email to students and staff, through, College social media channels and MyNescol.

Pupils should attend school on Wednesday’s and follow their timetabled classes. Work for college should be carried out in study time and at home.

Please use the following guidelines in order to access work for college courses.


The link to blackboard –


They sign in with their student and normal password.


For those that have not accessed Blackboard their password would be initials and date of birth format:

WwDDMMYY example Ww050391

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

Senior Pupil Leadership Opportunities for session 2020-21

Prefect Applications 2020-21 for S4 and S5 pupils

Applications are now live for the following leadership opportunities next session:-

S5 Prefect  – open to all S4 pupils


S6 Prefect   – open to all S5 pupils (Please note current S5 Prefects must ‘reapply’ for a S6 Prefect role however no reference is required)


S6 Senior Prefect   – open to all S5 Prefects or S5 House Captains/Vice-Captains


Head / Depute Head Prefect – open to all S5 pupils with a school leadership role in S5 or in exceptional circumstances a significant leadership role outwith school


Closing date for all applications is Monday 30 March 2020.

House Captain/Vice Captain Applications 2020-21 for S4 and S5 pupils

Applications are now live for the following leadership opportunities next session:-

House Vice Captain – open to all S4 pupils


House Captain    – open to all current S5 Vice House or House Captains (please note current S5 House Captains must reapply if they wish to continue in the House Captain role next session) or in exceptional circumstances S5 pupils with another significant leadership role in or outwith school.


Closing date for all applications is Monday 30 March 2020.

Daily Bulletin – Wednesday 11 March

Senior Boys Football: The home match scheduled for Thursday against Ellon Academy has been called off.  Our next game is at home to Mearns on Thursday 19th March.

Assessment Arrangements S4-6: All Alternative assessment arrangement letters have been issued.  If you have not received a letter and think you should have one please discuss with Miss Murray in E1 50 by Friday 13th.

All letters to be signed by the pupil and parent and returned to school by Friday 13th March.

Joinery Apprenticeship at CHAP Group

CHAP Group are looking to recruit a new Apprentice Joiner, to commence a 4 year Modern Apprenticeship (MA) late summer 2020.  This apprenticeship offers the opportunity of hands on vocational work experience and training, side-by-side with block release college attendance.

At minimum, applicants will need to demonstrate they have a good aptitude for hands-on practical work and also good basic numeracy skills.

If you have a keen interest in becoming a qualified Joiner and wish to apply for this apprenticeship, you can do so via their website

Applicants will be required to submit an up-to-date CV along with a brief cover letter explaining why they are interested in doing a joinery apprenticeship and why they think they would be a good candidate.

Please note the closing date for applications is the 31st March 2020.