Welcome to the Fraserburgh Academy School Website. I hope you find this interesting and informative about our work with our young people in our school community.
Currently, like all other schools in Scotland, we are now in the second term of being fully open and working within COVID-19 health and safety guidelines. Our staff and pupils have very adapted very quickly to this new way of working and learning and teaching activities are ongoing, albeit adapted in some instances to fit within guidelines.
Learning remains at the heart of our school with great emphasis placed on providing engaging learning experiences and focused intervention. We recognise that what happens in our classrooms is key to the success of our students and to the continuation of our upward rise in attainment. It is where we continue to build knowledge, develop skills and promote positive attitudes to learning. We have highly qualified staff who provide a supportive and encouraging environment where every child is known and learning flourishes.
This session there is a strong emphasis on the wellbeing of all pupils and the Senior Executive have devised a programme of activities and initiatives to help support all young people at this difficult time. Further opportunities have been created for pupil participation in the decision-making processes within school.
We understand that this is a difficult time for pupils and their families and should you wish to contact your son or daughter’s guidance teacher please phone the school phone number or contact us using this email address: email@example.com. The website posts below provide a wealth of information about learning at Fraserburgh Academy and more can be found on the Learning on Home tab above. We will endeavour to keep the website and our social media pages updated with information during this time.
The Working with Young People CLD team and Fraserburgh Academy are recruiting S3 to S5 young people to participate in a mental health peer education programme at the school. Young people who participate will attend SAMH run online mental health aware…
The next Parent Council Meeting will take place on Monday 27th September at 6.30pm. The meeting will be held through Zoom. If you would like to attend this meeting then please send an email to the Parent Council inbox for them to arrange for you to be added to the meeting. The email address is as undernoted:-
Monday 20th September is a school holiday – this is a Fraserburgh Cluster occasional day. For details of occasional days and other holidays please go to https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/school-term-dates/
Future Jobs Event 16th September 2021
As Covid-19 has had an affect on the economy” it has left us thinking what jobs will there be in the future? With this in mind, Fraserburgh Academy in partnership with Skills Development Scotland are holding a whole day/evening “Future Jobs Event”. This event is not a Careers Fair but an opportunity for S3-S6 learners to gain an insight and develop their horizons on the changing job market. Due to Covid-19 this event has been scaled down to 4 employers who are BP, Shell, Leiper & Summers (Accountants) and Finlayson Surgery (Dr Noble). The employers are going to give an overview of the wide range of jobs from entry level upwards within their organisation and the skills and competencies that will be needed in the future job market e.g. support services that are required for production within BP; Shell – the future of carbon capturing. This event will give our learners an opportunity to become more informed about how the future job market is a “changing platform” and this will develop their horizons for future career planning.
S3 – Period 8.50am – 11.30am
S4 – Period 11.45am – 1.00pm
S5 & S6 – 5.00pm – 7.00pm
Parents/Carers & Public – 5.00pm – 7.00pm
We would like to extend our welcome for you to attend this event, to give you an overview that there is a future beyond Covid-19.
Look forward to meeting you all.
We are very proud of our senior pupils and their academic performance last session.
This is a group of our high achieving young people celebrating their success with their SQA certificates.
15 S4 (2020-2021) learners achieved 7 National 5 awards at A
8 S5 (2020-2021) learners achieved 5 Higher awards at A
7 S6 (2020-2021) learners achieved 2 or more Advanced Higher awards at A
These are record results for Fraserburgh Academy and we applaud their success.
UCAS Parents Evening
Please click here to access the UCAS Parents evening which was held on Thursday 2nd September 2021.
NESCol are looking forward to welcoming our young people back on campus this week for various school links courses.
Please see attached School Links NESCol Times 2021 – Your “Exclusive Guide to North East Scotland College”
Senior Executives for Session 2021/2022
We are delighted to introduce our Senior Executives for session 2021/22:
School Captain Iona Strachan, and Vice School Captains Emma Buchan & Josh Strachan. We wish them well in their new roles.
We would like to welcome back all our staff and pupils to the start of the new School Academic Year 2021/2022. We would like to pass on praise to both pupils and parents for the brilliant turnout of pupils wearing full school uniform. It is a pleasure to see our pupils take pride in their uniform and wear it confidently. Attached is a photo of some of our pupils in their uniforms.
School Newsletter 27th August 2021
Please find attached latest School Newsletter as at 27th August 2021.
Home Economics Refurbishment
While our pupils were off enjoying the School Summer Holidays our Home Economics Department was given a full new refurbishment. Our pupils can now enjoy the light, airy modern surroundings with newly fitted kitchen appliances and apparatus in all the Home Economics rooms. It is clear to see from some of the photos taken this week that our pupils are enjoying their new cooking environment.
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) - Aberdeenshire Council
UNICEF Bronze Award
We are delighted to announce that we have achieved the Unicef Bronze Award: Rights Committed.
Self-Referral Telephone Listening Service for pupils aged 14-18 years
The Aberdeenshire school counselling telephone listening service is now live. The service is for Aberdeenshire school pupils aged 14+ . Any young person who is struggling with their emotional wellbeing can access the service. I attach further information which can be shared with young people.
The service is currently available for a couple of hours each day Monday to Friday during term time, and availability will increase during school holidays. Booking can be accessed via this link Listening Service. The young person can choose a day and appointment time that suits them. They will be asked to enter their name, school and contact details. The counsellor will then call them at the agreed time. Appointments can be booked up to 7 days in advance and cancelled up to an hour before the appointment.
Free School Meals/Clothing Grant
Free School Meals, Clothing Grants and Family Pandemic Payments
Please find attached letters in various languages regarding Free School Meals, Clothing Grants and Family Pandemic Payments.
We have been asked to share this on behalf of Diabetes Scotland:-
I am contacting you from Diabetes Scotland about a new youth peer support project we launched during the summer for young people aged 13-24 with Type 1 across Scotland. This project will be ran by 18–24-year-old volunteers and they will act as mentors, buddies, and peer supporters to this younger age group.
This peer support will use three different methods:
- 1-2-1 buddying,
- Small local group support
- And a national online discussion group
Through this work we are hoping that young people with type 1 will:
- Develop more confidence in self-managing their condition
- Feel improvement in their mental and emotional health
- Report less feelings of isolation and loneliness
- Meet new people and learn new skills,
- And have fun with other people with type 1.
Living with a long-term health condition can be stressful for us all, however, given the impact of COVID-19 and the general and added stress of being a teenager, this can compound and have negative impacts on your emotional and mental health and wellbeing, your concentration, your attainment and achievement and your positivity about life. Through peer support we have found that people can develop resilience, a strong support system, and learn how to talk about their condition and navigate the health/education system for support.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have launched this project online on Discord, and when it is safe to do so we will be moving to a blended approach of online and face-to-face as we know how each of these approaches have their benefits and increase inclusion, but also have drawbacks and create exclusion.
It would be great if you could share this opportunity with any young people in your school that are aged 13+, have type 1 diabetes and would benefit from this support. They can fill out this form https://forms.office.com/r/57QpDYet3Y or email me on the above email to find out more.
Please find below the latest version of our Risk Assessment as at 16th August 2021.
INFORMATION FOR EU CITIZENS WHO ARRIVED IN SCOTLAND BEFORE 31ST DECEMBER 2020
If you are staying in the UK after the 30th June, you must apply for Settled or Pre-Settled Status:
- To remain legally in the UK.
- To be able to rent a property and access benefits in the UK
- To secure employment in the UK
- To access education and health services in the UK
- Children who are not UK citizens must be registered as well, even if they were born in the UK.
- You do not need a National Insurance number to complete your application
- After 30th June 2021, you may be required to prove that you have at least submitted your application
If you need free of cost help to submit your application for settled or pre-settled status, have questions about your individual circumstances or need additional support to find out about whether the Scheme applies to you, or anyone in your family, please get in touch with GREC:
Attached are a sample of posters in English and Polish but many more languages are available in the link above.
Sent on behalf of GREC
Letter from Director of Education
Please find under-noted a letter from the Director of Education & Children's Services. This has been issued by e-mail to all parents/carers.
Young Scot Comms Toolkit
The NHS have worked with Young Scot to develop the under-noted communications toolkit to help promote understanding and awareness of mitigations in schools, including the testing programme.
Please see under-noted link for info. on updating your contact details via parentsportal.
Lateral Flow Device testing live Q&A with Jason Leitch
Prof Jason Leitch held and broadcasted two live Q&A sessions with S1-3 and S4-6 pupils recently, in partnership with Young Scot and e-Sgoil as attached below:
Lateral flow testing info.
Please find under-noted the lateral flow testing consent form & information. All S1-6 pupils are now invited to take part in the voluntary programme.
Completed consent forms should be returned to: Fraserburgh.firstname.lastname@example.org – as soon as possible.
Testing kits cannot be issued without a completed consent form sent to this address.
Director of Education letter for S4-6 students
Please find under-noted a letter from the Director of Education regarding National Qualifications.
Director of Education latest letter
Please find attached the latest letter from the Director of Education regarding pupil return to school. This letter has been issued to all parents/carers by e-mail today.
Great news! Our school along with 8 others in the whole of the UK have been selected to Pilot the S.H.A.P.E initiative, please see details below. Massive thanks to Miss Carey and Mr Macmillan for submitting an outstanding application and resulting in a fantastic growth opportunity for all our learners in the land of Humanities!!!
SHAPE is a new collective name for Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts.
There are three core objectives for the SHAPE initiative:
- Increase the visibility of SHAPE subjects.
- Demonstrate the global relevance of SHAPE subjects.
- Enable people to consider themselves as students of SHAPE.
The SHAPE schools programme, which is being supported by the London School of Economics, aims to meet the SHAPE objectives by partnering with schools across the UK. The schools programme will run in the summer term 2021 to pilot a model of training teachers as ambassadors of SHAPE subjects and facilitators of SHAPE learning materials. In recognition of their time commitment each school will be offered a £300 bursary.
Click here to learn more about the schools programme and to fill out an application.
Carbon Capture Project continued
Day 2 of our tree planting and it's the turn of our Senior Executive - School Captain Isla, and Vice School Captains Rachael and Alex-Rae. Leaving a legacy for years to come of a fine row of rowan trees up the school drive.
Carbon Capture Project Begins!
Huge thanks to our senior phase learners who have worked so hard in their practical classes that they can spare an afternoon planting some of our new Rowan trees along the drive at Fraserburgh Academy.
This is just the beginning of a major change to the school campus as we aim to help improve the built environment of our town with more trees and fruit growing bushes over the coming weeks.
All thanks to our partners Keep Scotland Beautiful for their funding and local partners Oor Bairns Charitable trust for a fabulous donation of protective netting.
New video for learners- Studying for SQA Qualifications Using SCHOLAR
We are delighted to announce the release of our latest support video for learners. This new resource, “Studying for SQA Qualifications Using SCHOLAR”, has been created to show learners how to use SCHOLAR in their studies as they work towards a National 5, Higher or Advanced Higher qualification. The video is suitable for learners with no prior experience of SCHOLAR, but may also be of benefit to students with summative assessments or exams approaching who may wish to use the interactive course materials and automatically marked, end of topic and end of unit assessments for consolidation and revision.
We would be delighted if you wished to post a link to our video on your school website, or include it in any study support or revision resources issued to learners.
Our new video is available at http://bit.ly/StudyWithSCHOLAR
Mental Health Ambassadors
We have a brand new, exciting initiative for two Fraserburgh Academy pupils to become Mental Health Ambassadors. Through this initiative, you will have the chance to undergo training to become a Mental Health Ambassador. You will then get the chance to run workshops and drop in sessions for other pupils at Fraserburgh Academy, promoting positive mental health and wellbeing.
If you would like to find out more or apply for this project please fill out this form https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=BpPZ_i1NCUSVndDttzBKC7h-ibWMlLJEswWiBiWgAAlUNEVJV1o1SjVWMjFMQUIzSlRNVTFSWkwxQi4u
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