Covid19 – Family Updates

SQA Results Update

Click here for an update on SQA results following a the recent update from John Swinney.

 

Home Economics and Physical Education

Click here to get information on our plans for these subjects on pupils return.

 

SQA Letter – Parental Letter

An update from Aberdeenshire Education on the SQA awards. CLICK

 

A message from the Director of Education

Here is a letter from the Director of Education on pupils return to school. CLICK

 

Return to School

Here is information from the Rector on our return to school plans for next week. CLICK

 

Parental Guidance – School Transport

Please click here to get the latest information on school transport.

 

CfE Machine – Privacy Notice

To help support your children teaching staff may use their data when reviewing examination results.

Click here for the appropriate Privacy notice.

 

SQA Exam Results – Parent/Carer update.

Find out here the arrangements in place by TGS for exam results day.

 

Latest Parent/Carer Communication for the Rector

Here is the latest communication keeping you informed about the coming weeks.

 

 

How is Catering going to work in August?

Here is a note from our catering colleagues on the way forward for when we return in August.

 

Return to school – August 2020

Please click to see a letter from the Director of Education on schools returning in August.

 

Return to schools – Huntly Cluster

Click for a letter from the Rector of The Gordon Schools and Huntly Cluster Primary Head Teachers about the current plans for returning in August.

 

SQA – Parent/ Carer Information

Click here for the latest information on SQA examinations from the Director of Education.

 

 

Catering Service
Cooking your way out of the Lockdown blues. Click for the latest hints and tips.

This week there is an easy omelette demonstration.

 

Parent/Carer school update from The Gordon Schools

Click here for the latest update from the Rector.

 

Return of Resources:

Can all pupils please return any teaching resources to TGS to allow for future learning and teaching. This would include textbooks, books, cameras, paints etc but NOT laptops that have been borrowed to allow pupils to engage with online learning. The school will be open for resources to be dropped off between 9am and 3pm each school day. Pupils should label items with their name, and the name of the teacher the resource was borrowed from, so that Faculties know who has returned resources (labels will be provided in school if required). Labelled items should be placed in the box provided which can be found outside the main school office.
Julie Raeside
Depute Head Teacher – Promoting Learning Partnerships

 

Shine a Light on Lockdown

We want to hear all about the good things that you have been doing during Lockdown. The new skills, unusual celebrations, good deeds, the list is endless. We want to bring together a record of people’s memories and  experiences of this exceptional time. Click here to see how to take part.

 

Director of Education Update

Please click here for an update for Parents/Carers from the Director of Education.

 

 

 

Parent/Carer updates from The Gordon Schools.

Here are the last three school updates.

05/06/20

29/05/20

25/05/20

 

School Leavers

Just a reminder if you have left school please complete a leavers form.

 

Aberdeenshire Catering Service.

Our catering service have some more lockdown recipes for you to try and home.
Click on hints , tips and recipes to get you started.

 

Pupil Engagement – New Senior Phase Classes (S4/5/6)

Click here to see the latest news about our senior phase for the new session.

 

Childrens Parliament

Childrens Parliament is working with children to share their experiences of Coronavirus. In the latest edition of their Corona Times Journal children write about learning in lockdown and reflect on the return to school, including that important transition to secondary school.

 

Police Scotland – Be safe online.

Here are some resources from Police Scotland giving advise about keeping children safe whilst online.

Online Safety at home – Ages 11-13 & Ages 14+

Click here to see a video giving advice on to keep your children safe online.

The hidden benefits of playing video games – Click here

 

Period Poverty

The Scottish Government initiative “Period Poverty” is still being supported. For general enquiries call 03456 08 12 08 or for urgent enquires email ourfreeperiod@aberdeenshire.gov.uk. Orders for products can be competed online. Click here. 

 

Thinking of applying to University?

Any pupil wishing to apply to university or higher education in 2021 should read and action the attached document. There are action points to complete for pupils and any questions can be addressed to individual pupils Guidance Teachers.

 

 

 

Skills Development Scotland

The latest update from SDS.

 

Latest Parent/Carer update from The Gordon Schools

Please click here to see the latest message to Parent/Carers from the Rector.

 

Primary 7/Secondary S1 Transition to The Gordon Schools.

Click here to see an update on P7/S1 Transition from Mr Johnston, Depute Rector.

 

Stay Safe when gaming

We know that whilst in lockdown people will be using the internet more widely for socialising and gaming. Click here for some pointers on how to stay safe whilst being online.

 

Safety Quizzes

Why not try out these safety quizzes. We will publish the answers at the end of next week. Good luck!

Spot the dangers at the Beach – Answer Form and Beach Picture

Spot the dangers at the harbour – Answer Form and Harbour Picture

Spot the dangers at the river – Answer Form and River Picture

 

Education Scotland – Parent and Carer Newsletter

Check out the latest newsletter from Education Scotland.

 

Moving Learning Forwards during Covid-19

See the latest information on Learning from The Gordon Schools. CLICK HERE.

 

Online Safety Education Programme – Police Scotland

Start the discussion around online safety. See the resources supplied by the National Crime Agency.

 

SQA Arrangements – Current Position

Click here to see the latest position in relation to the SQA arrangements.

 

Educational Psychology Service

The EPS continues to run a dedicated phone line for parents/carers and professionals who would like to talk through any education or wellbeing concerns about a child or young person. This is available on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 3pm by calling 01779 403721. If parents would prefer a call back they can email eps@aberdeenshire.gov.uk with their name and number.

This link to the new Aberdeenshire Educational Psychology website, provides advice and resources for supporting children and young people during the Covid-19 pandemic. It includes Covid-19 specific resources, as well as wellbeing resources, and dedicated resources for supporting children with additional support needs.

 

NESCol Student Update

Click on the link to get the latest student update from the College Principal.

 

Child & Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS  – NHS Grampian) 
CAMHS have a new psychological resilience hub . This is a new service that anyone can self-refer to from 0-100 years for support and advice, and they have a specific self-referral pathway for children and young people. This infographic explains this new service.

In addition, CAMHS have created resource packs for younger children (primary school), older children (secondary school) and their parents that provide information and strategies to help with worry and anxiety related to coronavirus.

CAMHS has also created a podcast called “Keep CAMHS and Carry On” that has multiple episodes, each with a useful tip or strategy from a member of the CAMHS team.

 

Support home-learning for pupils who speak English as an additional language.

The Council’s Inclusion, Equity and Wellbeing Team has developed a new suite of resources to support home-learning for pupils who speak English as an additional language. These can be accessed online by clicking here

 

School Transport Payers

Click here for an update from the school transport unit concerning those parents/carers who pay for school transport.

 

The SQA have issued guidance to Parents/Carers in the form of Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here to view them.

 

SQA update

Please click here to get an update on arrangements for quality assurance and the certification of National Courses and Awards.

We are awaiting further detail from the SQA around this. Please do not correspond with TGS regarding individual pupil’s estimate grades at this time.