April return pupil information
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.
Please find under-noted the latest school newsletter from the Rector. This has been issued by e-mail to all parents/carers.
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.
EU Settlement Scheme - Information resources
GREC have asked the EAL Service to help to distribute information to reach vulnerable EU citizens who may not have applied yet for their settlement in the UK. Families may not have realised that every family member needs to apply, including children. The following link can take families to services that can support them with their application.
CLD Team - parent consultation on holiday programmes
The views of young people and parents are critical in ensuring that programmes are created to meet the social and wellbeing needs of children, young people and families during the school holidays. In recognition of programmes being developed on a cluster basis, it is important that views from young people and parents from all 17 clusters are sought.
Please see links below to a survey, from the Community Learning and Development team, for parents to complete to help inform the school holiday programmes.
Please note the closing date of the survey is Sunday 25th April.
FAO - Senior Metal & Woodwork Pupils 2019-2020 (Last Year)
Good morning FA Students and Colleagues!
Please take a look at this week’s EASTER Assembly on Youtube including:
- News from Mrs Sharp on our return on April 19th #BrochBack
- An Easter message from Youth Pastor Sam
- A great song from former students and friends at AOG
- And an eggciting challenge from the Senior Eggsecutive!
Mr E Walton
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.
Listening Service for pupils aged 14-18 years
The Aberdeenshire school counselling listening service is continuing to run up to and during the Easter holidays. The service is for for Aberdeenshire school pupils aged 14+ . Any young person who is struggling with their emotional wellbeing can access the service. Further information is attached for your convenience.
The service is available for a couple of hours each day Monday to Friday. 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.
The service is confidential so data on who calls the service will not be passed back to the school. However, the Counsellor is aware of the young person’s name and school in order that Child Protection protocols can be followed where necessary. The Counsellor will also contact the DHT Pastoral Care if the young person asks for something to be passed onto the school.
Fraserburgh Academy – Senior Phase Assessment Window – Update March 2021
Please see attached letter regarding Fraserburgh Academy’s proposed SQA related Assessment Window and new information from the SQA.
Mr K Buchan
Whole School Assembly
Dear Parents, Carers, Learners & Partners,
Please find linked our Whole School Assembly for the 8th March 2021.
Included in the video are details of our Phase 2 return of learners on 15th March, motivating messages from local partners and news from our Senior Executive challenges!
SQA Appeals - Consultation Process
The SQA have started a public consultation process regarding the appeals process for 2021 awards and would welcome responses from teachers, lecturers, training providers, employers, and other stakeholders including parents, carers and learners themselves, to inform their final proposals.
The consultation explains SQA’s statutory responsibilities in the awarding of qualifications and reflects the agreed approach to awarding in 2021, as co-created by the National Qualifications 2021 Group.
The consultation then asks for your views on:
- possible ways of managing appeals in 2021, with each needing involvement from schools, colleges, training providers and SQA in different ways and at different times
- a number of proposed elements that will form the basis of the appeals service
The consultation will run until Friday 26 March, with findings, and final appeals process to be published in early May. The consultation can be found here.
E-sgoil Easter Study Support
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
SQA Awards Letter
Please see attached an important letter detailing current information regarding SQA awards.
Big Pedal Challenge
Fraserburgh Academy has entered this Year’s: Big Pedal Challenge wk beginning 19th April 2021! Sustrans Big Pedal is the UK’s largest inter-school cycling, walking, wheeling and scooting challenge that inspires pupils, staff and parents to be amazing and take active journeys to school! We are entered for the 1 day challenge meaning the day of the challenge schools compete to see who can record the greatest number of pupils, staff and parents cycling, walking, scooting or using a wheelchair to school.
All you need to do is tell your registration teacher which active journey you took on the day that is to be decided wk beginning 19th April: cycling, walking, scooting or using a wheelchair to school. All the entries will be totalled by Mr Carlin and sent to Sustrans Big Pedal Challenge to compete with schools across the nation!
Prizes to be won! All schools will be entered into daily prize draws for rewards if over 15% of your school takes an active journey or completes a physical activity at home on each day of the challenge. Prizes up for grabs include accessories and equipment to help your school travel actively.
More information will be provided nearer the time but for now please have a look at the website https://bigpedal.org.uk/ and think about how you can get active and participate in the challenge!
Keep active… keep moving,
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
Remote Learning Pupil Survey
P7 Parents Information Meeting
If you missed our P7 Parents Information Meeting on Thursday 11th February 2021 then click here to catch up on the meeting.
Latest School Newsletter
Please find attached the latest newsletter & attachments issued to parents/carers today via Xpressions & e-mail.
Funding available to support families eligible for free school meals
Information for parents/carers.
S2 Options Evening Video Link
Good Afternoon Learners & Parents,
Please enjoy the linked video on our Youtube Channel. It is a recording of our live Parents Options Evening for S2's.
Listening Service for Young People
Online learning video
Please view under-noted video explaining online learning at Fraserburgh Academy
Online Learning Plans - for parents & learners
Letter from Director of Education
Please click on the undernoted link to read a letter from the Director of Education dated 6th January 2021.
SP Assessments January 2021
The undernoted letter details Fraserburgh Academy’s response to the recent statement given by the First Minister on 4th January 2021 and gives information regarding ongoing assessments and SQA estimates.
SQA - Share Your Views
The SQA have set up panels of key stakeholders so they can get a view of what these groups think about important SQA related issues. We would encourage you to make your views known to the SQA and to take part in these short surveys and you can register using the following links.
Learners - https://bit.ly/2HJ1UVO
Parents and carers of school learners - https://bit.ly/2V3KNAV
Educational Psychology Service Phoneline
S3-S6 Digital Parents Evening Video
Late Gate Launch
Updated Risk Assessment
Please find attached the updated version of our risk assessment as at 22nd February 2021.
Information Regarding Assessments and Reports 2020-2021
Please see below details of Fraserburgh Academy’s assessment and reporting cycle for the periods Nov 2020 to June 2021. There has been an amendment to the one previously published as the SQA have changed the start date of their 2021 exam diet. Please also note a link to an SQA survey that the SQA would like school learners to complete.
Please find undernoted links for an Information Leaflet regarding Free School Meals.
COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions For Schools In NHS Grampian Area
Please see the undernoted link on COVID-19 frequently asked questions, provided by NHS Grampian.
Aberdeenshire School Catering Mobile App For Academies
We are delighted to share with you the introduction of a new mobile app called Fusion Mobile.
We have introduced this in our Academies to help with social distance distribution of food. Initially this will be available lunch times only and hoped that it will be available for morning break very soon.
Academy pupils can order their lunch straight from their mobile device to simply pick up from a designated collection point at lunchtime. This will help control the flow of traffic and ensure pupils are following social distancing guidelines.
Fusion Mobile sends pre-ordered meal choices to the kitchen ahead of time. This means that catering staff can prepare meals in advance for pupils to collect at lunchtime.
When pupils pre-order their lunch via Fusion Mobile, their cashless balance is adjusted accordingly meaning their lunch is already ordered and paid for ahead of lunchtime. Pupils will need to bring their phone with them to collect their lunch from their chosen collection point to confirm their order number. Make sure you go to the correct collection point!
Fusion Mobile will also allow pupils to check their balance. To place an order funds must be available on their account. Please note balances still need to be topped up using iPayimpact.
We are asking all parents to register for online payments through iPayimpact to avoid any cash handling. If you have not already registered please follow the instructions here
Please note that the Fusion Mobile App is to work alongside the normal service and all Academies will also be providing an adapted counter service. The mobile App is not a replacement service.
We hope that you enjoy the benefits that this App will allow and look forward to welcoming you back to school lunches. We’re hoping that the app is really easy to use, but if you do run in to any problems you can always visit https://connect.crbcunninghams.co.uk/help to view a range of articles that should get you up and running in no time.
Pupil Information August 2020
Please click on the undernoted link to read pupil information for returning to school in August.
Covid-19: Parental Guidance on Aberdeenshire Council School Transport August 2020
Please see the undernoted link for information on Aberdeenshire Council School Transport.
Scottish Child Law Centre
Would you benefit from a free legal advice service on children’s rights and child law in Scotland? Did you know that there is a service already in place for this. The Scottish Child Law Centre is very pleased to introduce their new website. The new changes will make it easier for all their advice line users to find out about their service and how to contact them. The new layout will make it easier to navigate the site and information contained within. Click on the undernoted link to visit their website:-