SQA Information from Aberdeen City Head Teachers

Further to the communications yesterday regarding SQA procedures for the current year – schools are still awaiting clear guidance from the SQA so it is important that young people continue with a routine of learning, rest and exercise as far as the limits placed upon us all allow.  This will allow them to continue with their learning when life, schools and society returns to normal.  We will communicate further when we have more detail.

Parentline – Coping Through Coronavirus

Please find attached a leaflet on Parentline that will be another support for families across Aberdeen City.

This is our digital family support, usually run by volunteers but due to COVID-19 our staff are running this through this period where demand is increasing for the more vulnerable families especially, it’s a website, help line, text and webchat providing free emotional and practical support 7 days a week. Already we are seeing a huge increase to the website and families calling the support line about the virus.  Parents worried about how they will cope with money worries or managing the children 24/7, kinship carers concerned for their own health and mental wellbeing concerns for parents escalating. Parentline will be  a calm and reassurance support for families in the months ahead.

Click on this link to open/download the Parentline ‘Coping Through Coronavirus’ leaflet – 00892-Parentline-A5-leaflet2up_v2

 

Updated Announcement – School Closures – Sunday 22 March

Further to The First Minister’s statement on Sunday 22 March, the school is now closed to ALL pupils. S4-S6 pupils, therefore, SHOULD NOT come into school tomorrow to complete coursework. The Chief Examiner, SQA, has indicated that further guidance on the completion of coursework and certification will be provided as soon as possible.