Texthelp Discovery Days

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TextHelp Discovery Days Available dates: Monday 22nd April 9am – 12pm, 1-N- 01 Marischal College Tuesday 23rd April 11am – 2pm, 3-N-01 Marischal College Wed 24th April 8:30am – 11am, 1-N-01 Marischal College Thursday 25th April 12.15 pm – 3pm , 2-N-01 Marischal College Friday 26th April 12pm – 3pm, 1-N-01 Marischal College Venue Marischal…

AMPED Project Gets Off The Ground

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What is Amped ? –  Aberdeen Motorcycle Project for Educational Development. For many years it has been identified that Aberdeen would benefit from a motorcycle project similar to others being run throughout the UK. The RUTS project from Edinburgh have regularly come to Aberdeen and run week long projects at Northfield Academy with young people […]

Airyhall School: Supporting Reading at Home

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As part of a whole-school audit, parents and carers at Airyhall requested more information on how to support reading at home. The school established a focus group which compiled a series of leaflets for each CfE level called: Supporting Reading at Home – A Guide to Asking Good Questions about your Child’s Home Reader. Click here to […]

Closing the Equity Gap

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During today’s Curriculum Team meeting we had a very lively and engaging discussion around closing the poverty related attainment gap. The initial discussion stemmed from a very interesting article which was recently published by BBC News in their current series of articles examining  Scotland as an unequal nation. The piece titled, ‘How a life of poverty […]

The link between participation, a rights based approach to learning and attainment

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The Scotsman recently published a very interesting article written by Tam Baillie (Children and Young People’s Commissioner Sotland) on the link between pupil participation, a rights based approach to learning and attainment. You can read the article in full here: http://www.scotsman.com/news/opinion/tam-baillie-children-are-the-real-education-experts-1-4222811 You can read the published research which Tam Baillie refers to within the article here: http://www.cypcs.org.uk/ufiles/achievement-and-attainment.pdf (Images courtesy […]