At the start of last session I said I was committed to driving improvement and believe by working together, improving Teaching and Learning and focusing on work ethic we can continually improve the results at the Academy. I am pleased to say we are beginning to see the results from these efforts following the SQA exam results and would like to thank you all for your support in improving the attainment at the school. Last session represents the first steps in our drive to continually improve performance and the same pace, drive, dedication and challenge will be required again this session in order to build on last year’s successes.
To support our drive to continually improve performance a new set of values has been launched for the Academy. These are Positivity, Aspiration, Perseverance, Equality and Responsibility = Success.
Staff, pupils and parents all have a part to play to ensure pupils succeed at the Academy, everything we do at the Academy will continue to be focused on improving teaching and learning and I thank you in anticipation of your continued support.
Improvements to Online Payment for Cashless Catering in Secondary Schools
A letter has been sent out to all parents and carers of pupils registered at Secondary schools across Aberdeenshire in relation to the payment for school meals. School meal payments should be simpler following an upgrading to an improved system for online payments. This will help reduce administration and cash handling in schools and to improve the customer experience for parents and carers paying into the system, allowing balances and account history to be viewed.
The new system will require one off registration. See important details by clicking on the following link-
As far as the pupil experience will be concerned, there will be no difference for Secondary school pupils and online payments for Primary school pupils will be introduced during the coming academic year through a phased roll-out programme.
All Secondary schools have been transferring to the new system over the Summer holidays and this will be operational for the start of the new term. Any balances remaining at the end of the last school year (2014-15) will be automatically transferred across to the new system.