Official Announcements

Managing Covid Cases in Schools
September 3rd, 2021 at 10:59 am

Please find HERE a letter to parents/carers from the Head of Education, Vincent Docherty, on the management of Covid cases in schools. This is an update following the return of pupils to school after the summer break.

Director of Education
August 11th, 2021 at 1:53 pm

Please click HERE to read a “back to school” message from the Director of Education, Laurence Findlay.

Director of Public Health Grampian
August 11th, 2021 at 8:27 am

With the return to school after the summer break the Director of Public Health Grampian has issued a letter on the supportive measures which can follow in school. Click HERE.

Digital Mental Health Services
June 24th, 2021 at 11:07 am

Please find HERE a letter from the Director of Education relating to the new Digital Mental Health Services being offered to the residents of Aberdeenshire.

There is information here on both these services. Click below.



National Qualifications 2021
May 26th, 2021 at 9:24 am

Please see HERE a letter from the Director of Education regarding this years National Qualifications.


School Announcements

TGS Parents in Partnership Meeting
September 8th, 2021 at 11:00 am

We are holding a TGS Parents in Partnership meeting on Tuesday 14 September, 18:30 – 19:30.

The meeting will be virtual, on Microsoft Teams. You can attend via an App on your laptop/desktop/phone. No camera necessary.

If you would like a link to attend the meeting, please contact our PiP Secretary Laura Thomson:


Lateral Flow Tests
June 15th, 2021 at 6:56 am

Here is letter from the Director of Public Health for Grampian promoting vaccination for over 18’s and continued use of the Lateral Flow tests. By following these steps we are supporting our community in trying to mitigate the spread of the virus.

Huntly Travel Hub Survey
June 4th, 2021 at 1:06 pm

Places for Everyone is a Scottish infrastructure programme funded through Transport Scotland which aims to create safe, attractive, healthier places by increasing the number of trips made by walking, cycling and wheeling for everyday journeys. The Places for Everyone Schools project has been developed in order to measure the impact of Places for Everyone schemes identified as having impact on school travel.

The Huntly Travel Hub project has been selected as one of the schemes our team will monitoring this year.

Help us help the project and school by completing this survey.

Parent/ Carers Survey

Pupil Survey

Timetable Change – 14th June 2021
June 3rd, 2021 at 7:38 am

To all Parents, Carers & Families,

We’ve had a number of queries around when our timetable will roll forward for 2021-22 session.

I can confirm that, as per the Family Newsletter of 20th May, we will be changing on Monday 14th June.

There are 4 main reasons why this date needs to remain and cannot be changed:

1         All staff colleagues are not yet in a position where they have completed their SQA marking and internal moderation processes, leaving them little / no time to complete their S1 Full and S2 Tracking Reports. There may also still be SQA work to complete following the moderation of assessment evidence with other schools on 3rd and 4th June. I need colleagues to have time next week to address any issues arising from this.

2         There is still on-going learning, teaching and assessment taking place with our S1, S2 and S3 pupils which would be cut-short and left potentially unfinished if we changed timetable early.

3         I do want my staff colleagues to feel prepared and ready to start with their new classes (looking at how to meet the learning and support needs of new pupils; time to prepare / copy learning & teaching materials; time to organise any seating plans / class lists).

4        Our management information system (SEEMiS) does not allow the timetable to be changed in the middle of a week, which would have been a good compromise to allow colleagues finishing off time and get started a couple of days earlier next week. We are reliant upon SEEMiS for registering pupils (our statutory child protection duties) and by changing in the middle of a week, we would not be able to complete registers without a hugely disproportionate workload and paper mountain.

For the remainder of the timetable with our current S4 and S5 pupils who are returning in the new timetable, colleagues have been requested to offer pupils the chance to extend their learning to a higher level, consolidate learning from Term 3, offer more project-based or practical activities that we would not normally have time for, make the most of the outdoor learning opportunities that this term can offer when the weather is kind to us, and similar.

Pupils absent, without a valid medical or family reason/communication, are being marked as unauthorised absences. Group Call texts will be sent to families of pupils we can not account for.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding with this position and supporting our staff

colleagues who have been and continue to work enormously hard to support our young people and

the SQA certification process.

Yours sincerely,

Phil Gaiter


Developing Young Workforce
May 20th, 2021 at 3:10 pm

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) are looking to shape up their 2021 employer-led ‘Scotland’s Biggest Parents Events’ to highlight current and future jobs and pathways and would really appreciate the views of parents, carers and guardians to ensure they deliver information and insight that is helpful and hits the key topics you would like to hear about.  They are asking for 2 minutes of your time through a short survey to help them get this right for you.

Please find the survey here: DYW – Scotland’s Biggest Parent’s Event 2021 Survey (

The deadline for survey completion is Friday 4th June.

You can check out last year’s focus HERE and keep an eye on the DYW Scotland website for updates for this year’s event.

Thank you for your support,  Team DYW.


Welcome to The Gordon Schools





For previous School Announcements please visit this page.



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





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.



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.



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
The Gordon Schools, Huntly






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