Aberdeen’s Early Learning and Childcare professionals to benchmark outdoor learning in Germany

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Aberdeen City councillor’s today (Thursday 16 January) approved a proposal for twenty of Aberdeen’s Early Leaning and Childcare (ELC) professionals to visit their counterparts in Germany in order to benchmark approaches to outdoors learning that can be applied in the city. The visit is fully funded with a grant from the ERASMUS+ the European Union […]

Councillors back plans to empower head teachers and schools

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Aberdeen City Council today (Thursday 16 January) approved proposals that will empower head teachers and schools to seek improvement through self-evaluation. The Education Operational Delivery Committee voted to approve the proposals including a self-evaluation document which will be completed and submitted to Education Scotland as and when required. The plans have been developed as a […]

Final phase of nursery expansion plan agreed

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The final phase of a £23 million programme to provide hundreds of new nursery places was approved today by Aberdeen Council’s City Growth and Resources Committee. Aberdeen City Council is committed to expanding the provision of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) from 600 hours to 1,140 hours by August 2020. Phase 3 projects include a new build nursery for […]

School engagement project scoops national award

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An Aberdeen City Council school engagement project that invited nearly 400 youngsters to share their vision for Union Street has received a prestigious national planning award. The Union Street Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) Shopfront Design Project was a joint winner in the “People” category at the Scottish Government’s Scottish Awards for Quality in Planning. Judging criteria covered “innovation in the […]

Care experienced young people to benefit from recycled council mobile phones

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Care experienced young people are to be provided with surplus staff mobile phones from Aberdeen City Council following a request made by them to the city’s Champions Board which brings together care experienced young people with multiple public partners who have corporate parenting responsibilities. The phones became surplus to requirements following a recent upgrade and […]

Council marks Adoption Week with special recruitment event

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Aberdeen City Council is marking Adoption Week Scotland with a special event aimed at people who have been thinking about adoption and want to find out more. The early evening event takes place at the Westburn Centre, Westburn Road tomorrow (Wednesday 20 November), between 5 – 6.30pm. Attendees will be able to meet adoptive parents […]