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An Important Message from Glasgow City Council

About The New Absence Notification Procedure.

 

 

Parents Communication - Pupil Absence Reporting Line Service

Education Services is looking to improve the way parents and carers inform the school their child will be absent. From October 2014, we piloted a dedicated pupil absence reporting telephone line with eleven schools. Following a recent survey conducted about the pilot, over 90% of parents and carers who used the reporting line were satisfied with the service they received. Parents and carers also appreciated the fact that an absence could be reported from 8:00am. Due to the success of the pilot we are now launching the service to all mainstream primary and secondary schools.

How to report your child absent from school:

From Monday 27th April you should call the pupil absence reporting team on: 0141 287 0039 to report your child absent from school. You can call the line every school day from 8:00am. You should call the absence reporting line on the first day of your child’s absence.

 

 

 

The pupil absence service is provided by a dedicated team of experienced Education support staff. The information you provide to the team is updated in the school’s system when you call, so the school is immediately aware of all absence information.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medical or dental appointments: Parents and carers should call the team to report absences for medical or dental appointments. The school requires a letter or appointment card as evidence of the appointment to ensure permission is given to be absent from class.

Please phone the school directly to report the following absences:

To make sure you receive the right support you require, parents and carers should still contact the school directly to report absences of a sensitive or personal nature, for example:

à Bereavement

Serious illness, for example, an absence which is going to last more than one week

 Injury, for example, broken limb

 Contagious diseases or illness

Your support of the new service is much appreciated.

 


 

 

A Message from the Scottish Government

 

Getting it right for every child - update

 

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on detailed guidance that supports parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. This Act is a new law that will give children, young people and their families extra support and will encourage everyone to talk about children's wellbeing using the same words. The consultation on the guidance is due to run until 1 May. It is mainly aimed at the people who support your child - including parents' organisations - but individual parents are welcome to get involved if they wish. You can take part in the consultation via this link: http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/02/1851


 

BELLAHOUSTON ACADEMY PARENTS’ COUNCIL

 

Dear Parent/Carer,

The next meeting of the Bellahouston Academy Parents’ Council will take place in the school on the evening of Thursday 19th March at 7 p.m. The Parents’ Council has an important role to play in helping to ensure that the work of the school is effective and that we continue to improve.

New members will be very welcome to attend and, if possible, to volunteer to undertake one of the few roles required, such as Chair of the Parents’ Council. I hope that you will be able to come along to the meeting on 19th March and I look forward to seeing you there.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

 

 

Ian Anderson

Head Teacher

 


 Humanities Faculty Trips.

 

Dear Parent/Guardian,

 

Thanks to a grant from the Big Lottery Fund, the Humanities Faculty is able to offer pupils, totally free of charge, visits to different locations around Scotland so that they can gain a better understanding of the country. A map of the trips is to be found on the back of this letter (click here).

 

There are a maximum of 40 places available for each trip. There will be at least 4 teachers accompanying the pupils. If more than 40 pupils apply for a trip, names will be chosen at random.

 

Your child should please complete and return the slip below, to me, as soon as possible.

Pupils can apply to be on one or more trips, just tick the box(es) next to the dates.

 

The application form can be downloaded here.

 

A PDF (iPad friendly) version is available here.

 

If you have any questions about the trips, please do not hesitate to contact me.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Murdo Macdonald

Faculty Head of Humanities


 Women into Engineering OPEN EVENT

 

 


 

Free The Children Bake Sale.

 

The Bake Sale on Wednesday for ‘Free the Children’ raised £203.15

The charity is an international charity and education partner working towards empowering youth worldwide to be agents of change.

The S6 girls did a fantastic job.

 

 


 

 

SUPPORTED STUDY CLASSES 

19 January 2015 – 01 April 2015  

DAY

YEAR GROUP

SUBJECT

DATES

TEACHER

No. of hours

Monday

 

 

 

 

 

3.00 – 4.00

S4

Bus. Mngmnt

19/01 – 30/03

M Coyle

10

3.00 – 4.00

S4

Computing

19/01 – 16/03

E Vanni

8

3.00 – 4.00

S4

Maths

19/01 – 02/03

K McCluskey

6

3.00 – 4.00

S4

Mod. Studies

19/01 – 30/03

C Hemming

10

3.00 – 4.00

S4/5/6

Admin

19/01 – 30/03

C McLaughlin

10

3.00 – 4.00

S4/5/6

English

26/01 – 23/03

D Brogan

8

3.00 – 4.00

S5/6

Computing

26/01 – 23/03

J Brown

8

3.00 – 4.00

S5/6

ESOL

19/01 – 30/03

S Johnson

10

3.00 – 4.00

S5/6

French

26/01 – 30/03

L Albarracin

9

3.00 – 4.00

S5/6

Maths

26/01 – 30/03

N Kerr

9

3.00 – 4.00

S5/6

Music

19/01 – 09/03

G Fraser

7

3.00 – 4.00

S5/6

RMPS

19/01 – 30/03

G McWhinnie

10

3.00 – 4.00

S5/6

Spanish

26/01 – 30/03

K Auld

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday

 

 

 

 

 

3.50 – 4.50

S4

Maths

20/01 – 31/03

L Reid

10

3.50 – 4.50

S4

P.E.

20/01 – 24/03

J Richardson

9

3.50 – 4.50

S5/6

Drama

20/01 – 31/03

I Wewiorski

10

3.50 – 4.50

S5/6

Geography

20/01 – 31/03

M MacDonald

10

3.50 – 4.50

S5/6

History

27/01 – 31/03

L Kennedy

10

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday

 

 

 

 

 

3.00 – 4.00

S4

Art

21/01 – 25/03

P Bain

6

3.00 – 4.00

S4

Mod Studies

21/01 – 01/04

P Devlin

7

3.00 – 4.00

S4

Music

21/01 – 01/04

G Skingley

7

3.00 – 4.00

S4

Physics

21/01 – 01/04

S Dadgostar

7

3.00 – 4.00

S4/5/6

Chemistry

21/10 – 01/04

Y Ahmed

7

3.00 – 4.00

S4/5/6

Geography

21/01 –25/03

M Scouller

6

3.00 – 4.00

S5/6

ESOL

21/01 – 01/04

C Stewart

7

3.00 – 4.00

S5/6

Maths

21/01 – 01/04

F McGuinness

7

3.00 – 4.00

S5/6

Technical

21/01 – 01/04

W McCunnie

7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday

 

 

 

 

 

3.50 – 4.50

S4

French

29/01 – 26/03

L Albarracin

9

3.50 – 4.50

S4

Geography

22/01 – 26/03

M Macdonald

10

3.50 – 4.50

S4

History

22/01 – 26/03

L Kennedy

10

3.50 – 4.50

S4

R.E.

22/01 – 26/03

G McWhinnie

10

3.50 – 4.50

S5/6

Biology

22/01 – 26/03

N Scobie

10

3.50 – 4.50

S5/6

Chemistry

22/01 – 26/03

S McDermid

10

3.50 – 4.50

S5/6

P.E.

29/01 – 26/03

A Dickman

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

 

3.00 – 4.00

S4

Drama

23/01 – 27/03

W Barlow

10

3.00 – 4.00

S4/5/6

Physics

23/01– 27/03

S Dadgostar

10

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 


 

Barclays Life Skills Workshops come to

Bellahouston Academy

 

 

 

Senior pupils at Bellahouston Academy stepped aside from their timetabled lessons on Wednesday 8th October, to experience a taste of ‘life after school.’

  

The workshops focussed on

1. People Skills that empowered pupils to reflect upon challenges they may have faced in life and think positively about the future.

 2. Money Skills that encouraged pupils to question their attitudes towards money, including lessons on budgeting

  

 3. Work Skills that built upon pupils’ interview skills and gave them tools for effective communication.

  The workshops engaged the pupils with interactive activities and the speakers were inspirational and motivating. 

 

Pupils’ comments:

 ‘I feel more secure about my future’

‘Not enough sentences to describe all I learnt today’

 

‘important skills about money and interviews’

‘that many people around the world are not as privileged as me with regards to education’

 

Thanks to all the Barclays volunteers and ‘Free the Children’s’ speaker Bilaal Harry Khan who was particularly successful in motivating and inspiring our pupils. 


 Education Services Privacy

 Statement

  

As the local authority our schools and early years establishments process information about children and young people in order to help administer education and care. In doing so we must comply with the Data Protection Act (1998).

This means (amongst other things) that the data held about children and young people must only be used for specific purposes allowed by law. The following information explains the types of data held, why that data is held, and to whom it may be passed on.

Types and use of data

Data held by schools and educational establishments includes contact details, curriculum assessment results, attendance information, characteristics such as ethnic group, additional support needs and any relevant medical information.

Our data includes information about individuals for whom it provides services, and the details of services provided. This data helps us:

  • support learning and teaching
  • monitor and report on progress
  • provide appropriate pastoral care
  • assess how well the school/establishment and Council are doing as a whole
  • monitor progress and develop good practice in the services received
  • carry out specific functions (such as social care)
  • to evaluate and develop education policy and strategies

In addition, we may use this information for other legitimate purposes and may share this information where necessary with other bodies responsible for administering services to children and young people or where otherwise required by law.

 

 

www.glasgow.gov.uk/privacy.

Data rights and access

As a data subject (or the parent of a data subject), you have certain rights under the Data Protection Act, including a general right to be given access to personal data held by any data controller.

The presumption is that by the age of 12 a child has sufficient maturity to understand their rights and to make an access request themselves if they wish. If you are a parent of a child younger than 12, you would normally be expected to make a request on their behalf.

The Council may use this information for other legitimate purposes and may share this information where necessary with other bodies responsible for administering services to children and young people or where otherwise required by law. The Council also has a duty to protect the public funds it administers, and to this end it may use the information you have provided for the prevention and detection of fraud.