General Information

 

The ongoing Coronavirus situation requires everyone in our school community to look after each other and model our school values of respect, determination, participation and teamwork. We are confident that by everyone working together we can overcome any challenges!

During the ongoing school closure, we will continue to teach all year groups using remote learning tools such as Google Classroom, Microsoft Teams and Glow. New pieces of work and deadlines will be set via Show My Homework.

If your child has any issues with their Show My Homework or Glow username/password or any of the remote learning tools please email aboyne.support@aberdeenshire.gov.uk with your child’s name and register class and we will get back to you as quickly as we can.

Details of how work will be organised and managed for pupils can be found in the new “Term 4 Work Schedule” page of this website – https://aboyneacademy.aberdeenshire.sch.uk/school-closure/term-4-work-schedule/

 

SQA – Current S4-6 Pupils

Following guidance issued by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) an alternative certification model is in place for school session 2019/2020. Don’t worry – we are doing everything we can, supported by Aberdeenshire Council, the SQA and the Scottish Government, to ensure no pupil is disadvantaged by the current exceptional situation.

 

S4-6 Pupils who attend NesCol (Link courses or FA’s)

Please see below message from NesCol (Tuesday 24th March 2020)

“North East Scotland College is continuing remote delivery as far as possible for all students, including School Links pupils and Foundation Apprentices.  All pupils have access to a College email account with their Student ID number.  If they don’t know their Student ID number or password, we can assist them if they contact us by email to schools@nescol.ac.uk

Pupils are able to communicate with their lecturers, access course materials and submit coursework and assessments through use of Blackboard.

To access Blackboard to complete 19/20 Course work:

The link to blackboard – https://nescol.blackboard.com/

Pupils sign in with their student number@nescol.ac.uk and normal password.

For those that have not accessed Blackboard their password would be initials and date of birth format: WwDDMMYY example Ww050391

For assessment of outstanding practical units, where assessment depends on observation or completion of a practical project, lecturing staff will keep pupils up to date on agreed alternative arrangements as we know them.  Communication with awarding bodies continues in this respect.”

 

Update from Skills Development Scotland (SDS)

Please see below message from SDS (Wednesday 25th March 2020)

“SDS is continuing to provide career, information, advice and guidance for all young people.  Our school careers advisers are endeavouring to maintain contact with pupils and we are looking at how we can further develop on-line services to support them.

We are already working with the SQA and other awarding bodies in relation to Foundation Apprenticeships. This work will support their guidance for individuals and learning providers to ensure that the effects of disruption are minimised and that wherever possible, apprentices and learners are not negatively impacted in the longer term.

Pupils and their parents and carers will be able to continue to contact their Careers Adviser for support. This will be done via telephone, Skype or online. To speak to a Careers Adviser they will be asked to call their local centre on 01467 623623 (Inverurie Centre) and 01779 479345 (Peterhead Centre). Details of all our centres can be found on My World of Work. Calls are being automatically re-routed to advisers (all of whom are home-working). Please be reassured that SDS Careers Advisers will continue to proactively contact pupils to offer them ongoing support.

SDS Advisers have access to GLOW. This will allow SDS to further support teaching colleagues, pupils and their families with ongoing activity and how to access support.”

 

Due to this fast moving situation, please be aware the information provided on this page is subject to change. Please check back regularly for updates.