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What’s New?

Welcome to the ‘What’s New?‘ page where links to new documents and policies, new pages and a wide variety of information (including the celebration of successes) will be posted and readily accessible.

Please let this be your first stop when visiting our site.


May 2017

17th May 2017
Active Schools Timetable for Term 4

March 2017

23rd March 2017
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Getting It Right For Every Child in Aberdeenshire. New GIRFEC document ‘Attendance at School – An information leaflet for parents and carers’ is available here GIRFEC – Attendance at School 2017

Please feel free to visit the GIRFEC section of our web site.

21st March 2017
Read all about our recent Cross Country escapades here

February 2017

15th February 2017
1. An interesting campaign from the Scottish Government:
‘Future Me’ by Read, Write, Count

Future Me Parental Involvement Campaign 

The ‘Future Me’ campaign as part of Read, Write, Count, encourages families across Scotland to share their children’s dreams for the future. To mark the launch, children and families will take part in a Future Me session and reading from award-winning children’s author Simon Puttock at Riverside Museum, Glasgow on Monday 13th February.

‘Future Me’ aims to support families to start a conversation with their P1-3 children about their hopes and aspirations, which will ultimately help to improve their lives in the future. It asks families to share those dreams, either as a picture, letter or film on the ‘Future Me’ wall at www.futureme.scot. The campaign builds on existing Scottish Government efforts to tackle educational inequalities and raise attainment in early years and beyond. With increasing time pressures on families, Read, Write, Count highlights easy activities built around everyday things families are already doing. Whether it’s going to the shops, travelling to school or at mealtimes, Read, Write, Count offers parents and carers simple ideas that will help children do their best at school.

As well as the digital and social media advertising, ‘Future Me’ will be supported by national outdoor advertising and radio activity, as well as Bauer’s ‘Life Matters’ radio platform, local press advertising and editorial in The Big Issue. Our community partnership work will be focused on libraries across Scotland, and organisations which support families with additional needs, to ensure that the campaign has the widest reach possible and families can take part in their local community.

In addition, we have arranged for a delivery of ‘Future Me’ leaflets to every primary school in Scotland, in quantities to allow schools to be able to send these home to all P1-3 families if they would like to take part in this national campaign.

Nicola Clark-Tonberg

Marketing Manager

Scottish Government Marketing,

2. Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire’s Science Week Programme
British Science Week is the UK’s annual celebration of 
science, technology, engineering and maths, led by the
British Science Association. Each year, the Aberdeen
Branch of the British Science Association, along with many
partners across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, brings you
an exciting programme of talks, workshops and hands on
activities. This year’s programme is even bigger than ever
due to generous support from the BIG Lottery Fund. Most
events and activities are free and all will inspire you to
think, question and try something new! This year the theme
for the week is ‘change’ and there are many additional
resources for schools and families provided by the British
Science Association. Check out our Facebook page for
full details, photos and new events throughout the year,
including our popular Sci-Screen events at the Belmont

Dr Heather Doran, British Science Association,

Aberdeen Branch Chair


14th February 2017
1. Nursery Improvement Plan Working Document
2. Nursery Improvement Plan HGIOELC

3. Wee Jimmy’s Listening Skills

4. Wrap around care

5. Ever wondered how we can work together to help the children in the school become the best they can be? This may help. My Child’s Progress in Learning

6. Aberdeenshire Draft Progression Frameworks

7. iPad wheel of apps – using technology to support our children
Learners with Dyslexia/Reading and Writing Challenges

Learners on the Autistic Spectrum

Complex Communication Support Needs:
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)

12th February 2017

Extract from ‘How good is our early learning and childcare? – February 2016’

To access the complete document click here.

Self-evaluation for self-improvement has been a feature of improving the early years sector of Scottish education for our youngest children in Scotland for many years. As members of the early learning and childcare sector, we have used our previous self-evaluation frameworks as a tool to help in the process of self-evaluation for settings to improve their quality and aim for excellence. We have become very familiar with the use of quality indicators, which has been a key feature to influence our practice for the benefit of children’s outcomes.’

6th February 2017
Feedback statistics from Survey on Powerful Learning through Quality Teaching


January 2017

28th January 2017
A link to the the new School Handbook 

27January 2017 – Swimming
Congratulations to pupils for reaching the Brodies Scottish Schools Swimming Championship finals.

27th January 2017
January sees the implementation of the Positive Behaviour Policy.

For Parents

Good to be Green parent letter

Good to be green flowchart

For Children

Gordon PLB Super Hero Link