We look forward to working with Children 1st when they come to spend time with our P6 and P7 pupils exploring outcomes from Health and Wellbeing with a particular focus on mental, social, emotional and physical wellbeing. Talks will be held at school for the P6-P7s on the following Tuesdays:-
Founded in 1884 as the RSSPCC and working now as CHILDREN 1ST, they are Scotland’s children’s charity putting Scotland’s CHILDREN 1ST.
They work to ensure every child and young person in Scotland has a happy, healthy, safe and secure childhood.
We are keen to keep parents and carers informed of any deteriorating weather conditions and we would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the various ways you can seek information:
- Schools Information Line 0870 054199 Pin Number 011440
- Information can be found at Aberdeen City Council’s Website www.aberdeencity.gov.uk
- Northsound Radio 96.9FM report on school closures when weather conditions are hazardous
- We will endeavour to use Groupcall Messaging to text parents directly when possible
Reporting Children’s Progress to Parents
At Parent Interviews in October Kingswells Primary School sought parental feedback on the methods used to report children’s progress back to parents.
There was little feedback obtained from parents but we would like to share with you our current methods of communication.
- Regular updates to the school website including reports directly from the P7 Media Crew about recent trips and activities.
- TV screens at the front of the school and nursery – these are updated on a weekly basis with current information about the week ahead as well as photographs of recent curricular activities and achievements.
- Class newsletters – these are updated on a termly basis for each class and uploaded to the school website. Parents receive a GROUPCALL to advise of the available information.
- Praise Postcards are awarded by teachers on a weekly basis. Parents are advised via email if their child has received a praise postcard and for what reason, and the pupil is invited to receive their award in assembly the following week.
- IT – Kingswells uses a number of IT based packages to encourage home / school communication and make parents aware of the current areas of learning. These would include Manga High, class dojo, GLOW and Espresso.
- Concerts and Performances. Kingswells is very proud of the standard of performances that our pupils engage in every year. Parents are invited to attend these to see the progress and development of their children in a performing rather than academic capacity.
- Twice yearly parent interviews. Parents are encouraged to come to parent interview night to discuss the performance of their child. However, should parents have additional concerns or the need to talk to a class teacher outwith these times, teachers are available for appointments as required.
- In some cases parents are invited to meeting with other professionals to discuss the welfare and progress of their child, this might include the school doctor, visiting specialists, the Education Psychologist or the Learning Support team.
- Parents are regularly communicated with by telephone conversation and the school aims to respond to calls in a timely manner. However, it should be appreciated that there are times when learning and teaching is always a priority and calls may take longer to respond to.
- Parents are often invited in to school at the end of a specific topic for class / year open afternoons. This gives parents the opportunity to look at work their child has completed and talk to their child about his/her learning.
- Use of the pupil’s homework diary is encouraged by class teachers. A signature to acknowledge that the parent has looked at the diary and any short comments are acted upon by the teacher on a daily basis.
- Every child in the school receives a detailed annual progress report.
This information is issued on behalf of Stuart Glennie, Scottish Football Association, on how to apply to the Football Performance School based at Hazlehead Academy to all P7 football players and coaches.
To all P7 Football Players and Coaches
The application process for the August 2015 SFA Performance School intake at Hazlehead Academy is now open.
Every year, more than 100 boys and girls from across the country begin their football education at the Scottish FA’s seven Regional Performance Schools.
There, they will marry their football education with their normal curriculum as part of the Scottish FA’s commitment to elite player development.
Please click on the link below to obtain more information on the Performance Schools and to submit an application.