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 […]

Early Learning and Childcare professionals to apply Spanish lessons on outdoor learning

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Twenty of Aberdeen’s Early Leaning and Childcare (ELC) professionals have returned from a grant-funded study visit to Spain aimed at preparing them to provide outdoor learning for the city’s young children. The practitioners flew out to Spain on 13 October for a the five day visit at Salmontes nursery 1032 metres (3386 feet) above sea […]

Council approves retaining school summer holiday pattern for five years

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Aberdeen City Council today (Tuesday 12 November) agreed to retain the city school’s summer holiday pattern for a further five years. The decision to retain the current arrangements was taken at today’s Education Operational Delivery committee and follows an online public consultation in September which saw the majority of the 6047 respondents, including parents, children […]

Social Security Scotland will start to deliver the new Young Carer Grant from 21 October 2019

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In recognition of the invaluable contribution that young carers make to society the Cabinet Secretary for Social Security, Ms Somerville MSP, has announced that Social Security Scotland will start to deliver the new Young Carer Grant from 8am on Monday 21 October 2019. The Young Carer Grant is a new yearly cash payment of £300 […]