Covid19 – Family Updates

The Gordon Schools Newsletter 10

Click HERE to get an update from Mr Gaiter, Rector, as we near the end of this academic year. Information on the leaving procedures, key calendar dates, an SQA update, staffing update, free school meals entitlement and much more.

 

Covid19 Parental Guidance on School Transport

Here is the latest GUIDANCE on school transport for parents.

 

Parent/Carer Letter

CLICK for the latest letter from the Director of Education following the First Ministers update on Tuesday.

 

Instrumental Music Service

CLICK for information from the Instrumental Music Service on the return of some pupils to school.

 

Director of Education

Please CLICK for a letter from Laurence Findlay on partial return of senior pupils to schools.

 

Pupil Transport – Parental Guidance

Information from the Transport Unit for pupils using school transport. CLICK.

 

Senior phase pupils COVID self-testing information

The following 5 documents provide all the information you need about the schools asymptomatic COVID testing programme.

Students self test Flowchart

TGS COVID self testing parent information letter

COVID self-testing privacy notice

TGS COVID self-testing consent form

COVID self-testing instruction leaflet

TGS COVID self-test kit collection instructions

If you have any further questions please contact gordonschools.aca@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

Free School Meals

Following the recent announcement by the First Minister there has been an update issued about funding available for free school meals. Click HERE for that update.

 

School Counselling Listening Service

The Aberdeenshire school counselling service is offering a listening service for Aberdeenshire school pupils aged 14+  during school closures.  Any young person who is struggling with their emotional wellbeing can access the service.

The service will be available for a couple of hours each day Monday to Friday.  You can choose a day and appointment time that suits them.  You will be asked to enter their name, school and contact details.  The counsellor will then call you 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.

Click HERE to find out how to access the service.

 

Free School Meals

As schools are remaining closed until at least mid-February the government have announced payments to those entitled to free school meals are to continue. This LETTER gives information on this and you can also check to see if you are entitled to payment if currently not in receipt of it.

 

Parent/Carer Newsletter

Click HERE for the latest news from TGS. Information on learning, what help you can get, updates from SQA and much more. Also attached is a supporting LEAFLET from COTAG referenced in the newsletter.

 

Confidential Help Form

Pupils can ask questions confidentially by using the form below. We will respond accordingly either by answering the question or forwarding the query to an appropriate colleague.

Confidential Help Form

 

Information for Parents

Click HERE to see the latest information on key workers. This will help you be able to determine if we can support your child at the school from the 6th January.

 

Letter from the Director of Education

Please click HERE to read an update letter for parents/carers from Laurence Findley, Director of Education.

 

Safe Learning in Scotland – Covid19

Click HERE to see guidance issued by Education Scotland in response to Government updates. There is also an accompanying LETTER form Laurence Findlay, Director of Education.