It has been confirmed today that Mr Macleod has been permanently appointed as Senior Education Officer with the Department of Education and Children’s Services with effect from August 2016. Miss Donna Macdonald will take on the role of Acting Head Teacher of Sgoil a’ Bhac and Tolsta School from 15th August until a new Head Teacher has been appointed.
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Each year, the school produces two key documents. The first of these is our Standards and Quality Report (SQR), which we have presented this year in the form of a short booklet for parents to access more easily. Alongside this, we publish our School Improvement Plan (SIP) for the next session. We hope to make our improvement plan more accessible this session by providing a summary poster to accompany the full planning document. All the documents are attached below:
We had a good response to our parent survey for this year and we are now able to share the results following collation of all the responses received. The results of this survey, combined with the results of similar consultations with pupils and teaching staff, have been used to identify and support priorities for next year’s school Improvement Plan.
The report can be viewed here: Parent Carer Survey Report 2016 – Back
Sgoil a’ Bhac retain the title of Sports Festival Champions
Congratulations to our two netball teams. They were taking part in the Sports Festival Netball Competition this evening (25/05/16). We’re delighted to report that it was an all-Back final with our two teams making it all the way. The final winners were the Pinks and Yellows were runners-up. Well done to all our pupils and a huge thank you to their coaches and the parents that supported them.
Due to a clash with this year’s Charlie Nicolson Football Tournament, it has been necessary to change the date of our prize-giving again. It will now take place on Wednesday 22nd June from 10.00am to approximately 12.00pm. We would like to apologise to parents for any inconvenience caused by this date change.
Today, we will be issuing our annual Parent and Carer Survey for 2016. As a school, we value your views about the service we provide and the work that we do. Data from the survey is used as evidence to support our annual Standards and Quality Report as well as helping us to identify priorities for our 2016-17 School Improvement Plan.
We would be grateful if you could complete the short survey and return it to the office by Friday 20th May.
A paper copy of the survey was issued to through schoolbag mail and an electronic version can be downloaded here: Parent Carer Survey 2016
We would like to thank everyone who returned a response to our vision statement consultation. All the responses have now been collated and we are pleased to confirm that our school vision statement will now be:
Ar Sgoil – Ar n-Ionnsachadh – Ar Lèirsinn Our School – Our Learning – Our Future
This statement was the unanimously popular choice of parents, pupils and staff. A full summary of the collated results can be found below. Our new vision statement will form an important part of our school identity and will feature strongly around the school and on our documentation.
We would like to draw parents’ attention to the deadlines for submission of entries to the Royal National Mod in Stornoway this October. The school will not be directly entering any children into competitions and any parents who wish their children to take part in this event will need to organise registration themselves. The school is happy to help with advice and support relating submission of entries and rehearsal preparation of competition pieces.
- Submission of paper entry forms: Tuesday 31st May 2016
- Paper submission of own-choice pieces: Tuesday 31st May 2016
- Submission of online entries: Thursday 30th June 2016
- Online submission of own-choice pieces: Thursday 30th June 2016
More information about entry and competitions can be found on An Comunn Gaidhealach’s website: www.ancomunn.co.uk