Community Planning Aberdeen key in delivery of Socio-Economic Rescue Plan

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The scrutiny and implementation of a Socio-Economic Rescue Plan for 2020-21, which has been created in response to the impact of Covid-19 by Aberdeen City Council, will be done through the Community Planning Aberdeen Board (CPA). The CPA is a partnership of organisations that come together to take part in community planning in Aberdeen. CPA sees […]

Aberdeen City Music School beats lockdown with online End of Term concert

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Aberdeen’s intrepid young orchestra students did not let the Covid-19 lockdown prevent them from performing the traditional Aberdeen City Music School End of Term concert. The musicians performed from home last week in an online concert that has now been captured for posterity on video. Determined not to break with tradition, the students put in […]

Aberdeen City Council committed to free school meals provision over summer

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Aberdeen City Council has re-affirmed its commitment to providing free school meals over the summer holiday period. With schools breaking up last week, the Council reassured parents that the provision will continue for children eligible until schools reopen in August, despite the economic impact of Covid-19 on Council funds. The provision of free school meals […]

Council updates parents on revised plans for schools re-opening

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Aberdeen City Council has today (Tuesday 30 June) updated parents and carers on arrangements for the new school term in view of the Scottish Government’s revised plans for the reopening of schools. The Council’s Education Service has been responding to Scottish Government advice over the last few months in preparation for a blended model of […]

Resilience Alphabet helps city’s children and young people build inner strength to cope with change

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An innovative support mechanism to help Aberdeen’s school pupils cope with change and build inner strength has proved to be a big hit with younger children and has now being adapted to help 13-16-year-olds. The Resilience Alphabet, launched on 13 May, was written in collaboration between Gael Ross, Quality Improvement Manager in Aberdeen City Council’s […]

11 August confirmed as date for re-opening of Aberdeen schools

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Following discussions within the Local Negotiating Committee for Teachers, Aberdeen City Council  can confirm that the new term will commence with an in-service day on 10th August and that school buildings will reopen for groups of pupils from the 11th August in order to support the phasing of pupils back into buildings gradually. More information can be found at https://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/services/coronavirus-covid-19/schools-faqs

New website created to help parents and carers support learning at home

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Aberdeen City Council’s Children’s and Family Services team have created a Digital Learning Hub website to help parents and carers support home learning in the run up to the city’s schools re-opening. Aberdeen’s schools are scheduled to re-open in August for the new academic year and in the meantime, pupils have been accessing their curriculum remotely […]

Ferryhill school pupils to take part in event to help the local community

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Public-spirited pupils at Ferryhill School will next Monday (8 June) be taking part in an 11-day event aimed at supporting the local community through the Covid-19 lockdown. The pupils are teaming up with local charity Community Food Initiatives North East (CFINE) to help reduce the food insecurity local families may be experiencing by arranging and […]