Lochside Academy launches pupil-designed board game to promote wellbeing

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Lochside Academy was today (Thursday 13 February) celebrating the launch of its latest venture; a board game designed by one its pupils. Lochside Academy Game, the brainchild of 13-year-old Sean-Paul Gordon is designed to help with pupils’ health and wellbeing and sees players having to make their way from Marischal College to Lochside Academy via […]

Big Noise in Torry as Sistema project set to continue

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Aberdeen City Council’s Strategic Commissioning Committee has today (Thursday 30 January) approved the business case for the continuation of a long-term partnership with the charity Sistema Scotland to support the delivery of the Big Noise Torry programme. The contract will see Big Noise Torry continue for a six-year period from 01 April this year until […]

Childminding to be offered as part of Early Learning and Childcare provision

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Aberdeen City Council’s Strategic Commissioning Committee agreed yesterday (Thursday 30 January) to renew a contract with the Scottish Childminding Association (SCMA) for the provision of a Childminding Support Service in the city. Childminding is currently part of the Early Learning and Childcare provision for eligible 2-year-olds in the city and will become part of the […]

Aberdeen – a city of play

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Aberdeen City Council’s Strategic Commissioning Committee agreed yesterday (Thursday 30 January) to give a one-year contract to leading Scottish children’s charity Aberlour, to continue providing a Play Development Team to lead and deliver on the priorities outlined in the Aberdeen City Play Policy and Strategy. The Aberdeen City Play Policy and Strategy, approved by the […]

Applications process for nurseries goes live as Council expands Early Learning and Childcare

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Aberdeen parents and carers can apply for places in local authority nurseries for their young children from today (Monday 27 January). The applications process kicks off Aberdeen City Council’s expansion of funded Early Learning and Childcare (ELC) for all three and four-year-olds – and eligible two-year-olds – from the current 600 hours to 1140 hours. […]

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 […]