Official Announcements

Free School Meals during School Closures
January 11th, 2021 at 4:31 pm

Free School Meals Allowance during School Closure

A payment of £52.50, per eligible child, was made to all eligible parents the week commencing 14th December 2020 to cover the period 21st December 2020 to 10th January 2021. Any payments to cover the extended school closure period announced 4th January 2021 will be made in due course. You do not need to reapply or contact us about this. Payment will be made direct to your nominated bank account.

If you are still awaiting payment to cover the period 21st December 2020 to 10th January 2021 we will get back to your email as soon as possible. 

 

Coronavirus Winter Hardship Payment

The Scottish Government announced that low income households are to receive a £100.00 direct payment as part of a multi-million pound winter fund to help those struggling during the Coronavirus crisis.

Families currently eligible for income-based free school meals will have received the £100.00 payment per eligible child, direct to their nominated bank account. The council processed payments the week commencing 14th December 2020, parents would have seen the payment in their nominated bank accounts later that week.

Please be aware if you are still awaiting decision on your free school meals / school clothing grant application your £100.00 Winter Hardship Grant will not be processed until we have awarded your claim.

 

Will I qualify for Free School Meals / School Clothing Grant and how do I apply?

Please use you the following link to make an application for the above. This application process will advise you if you meet the eligibility criteria: Apply here  A school clothing grant is currently £100 per eligible child, per year.  More information about Free School Meals and School Clothing Grants can be found here.

 

I have recently applied and I am looking for a progress update on my application?

We appreciate you may be waiting for an update on your application but we are urging all applicants not to contact us about the progress of their application as this will only distract our resources which could otherwise be used to process.  Please be assured we are processing as quickly as possible and when we have assessed your application we will contact you .  To ensure fairness to all applicants we deal with all correspondence by date of receipt.


School Announcements

Remote Learning Support
January 11th, 2021 at 3:31 pm

The following link for Parents / carers will allow access to resources for remote learning and offers of support. The website link is: http://bit.ly/ShireDigitalSupport

The site can be easily accessed on any device, including smartphones.

 

On Line Safety – Police Scotland
January 11th, 2021 at 11:04 am

With the temporary move back to online learning HERE is a message from Police Scotland about being safe online.

Confidential Help Form
January 8th, 2021 at 3:55 pm

Confidential Help Form

If you are not comfortable ‘speaking’ in a public forum and want to raise a question use the link below. You can ask your question confidentially and we will respond accordingly either by answering the question or forwarding the query to an appropriate colleague.

Confidential Help Form 

Placing Requests
January 8th, 2021 at 2:20 pm

Placing requests for August 2021 are now being received and collated by the Learning Estates Team. Any placing requests received by 15th March will get a decision by 30th April 2021.

Click HERE for the Placement Request Policy. On completion of the updated FORM they should be emailed to placingrequest@aberdeenshire.gov.uk, and parent/carers reminded of this.

A new placing request Microsoft form will be available soon on the Aberdeenshire Council website which can be completed by parent/carers as well as the PDF version already online.

 

Free Sanitary Items
January 8th, 2021 at 9:49 am

It is still possible to access Free Sanitary products during the Lockdown.

Use the following link:

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/covid-19/period-products

There is a phone number available for those who do not have internet access: 03456081208


Welcome to The Gordon Schools

 

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For previous School Announcements please visit this page.

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At The Gordon Schools we have recently renewed our Vision.

This guides our everyday actions and expectations and is a statement of what we are trying to be and do as a School.

An easy way to remember our Vision, is using the initial of our School – T G S

 

 

 

Together

Is about treating one another positively, kindly and with respect. We are all a part of the School community, the Local Huntly community and beyond. Our actions here affect other local, national and international communities. We must consider what consequences our actions will have on others and on our environment, both locally and globally.

 

Growing

We need everyone to value and look after their health. This includes physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health.

TGS should be a happy place, with support for everyone to feel good about their health. We want you to develop confidence and resilience for life in and beyond School.

 

Succeeding

Success means being the best possible version of yourself that you can be. If you succeed with this then you will learn as well and achieve as much as you can. Have a growth mind-set – explore new things and aim for future successes! At TGS we want you to be proud of your achievements and successes and we will celebrate those with you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information – we will be happy to help.

Mr P Gaiter
Rector
The Gordon Schools, Huntly

 

 

 

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