Thank you for the support you have given to me and to St John’s Academy over the past year, and on a personal level, over the past 11 years. The journey over this time has been incredible, and the many improvements and achievements we have made together are nothing short of remarkable.
Yesterday the Depute First Minister, Mr John Swinney, announced that all SQA qualifications will be assessed using an Alternative Certification Model and not through exams in 2021. I have prepared a summary of what this means for our S4-6 pupils, which is below.
Congratulations to all our candidates on their success in SQA courses this year. As a school, our results this year are broadly in line with previous years, when we achieved some of the best results in our school’s history. The quality of our pupils’ achievements is down to their hard work and the evidence they have produced throughout the year. Their grades are no less than they rightly deserve. Well done to you all.
This week has been unique! Not only have we returned to school after nearly 5 months, we were greeted on Wednesday to lightning, thunder and a flooded turning circle! All to announce the arrival of our new pupils!
I am writing to you to give you an update on the latest figures
from our school leavers (2018-19). These
figures are released at the end of February each year and are (once again) among
the most positive results the school has ever had, so it is only right I share
these with you, the parents of our young people who have achieved so much. Education research continually points to the
importance of your role in the success of young people at school – your support,
engagement and encouragement make a huge difference to your children, so you
rightly share in their successes, together with the teaching staff of St John’s
Academy who work so hard to help our pupils achieve their potential.
I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. I hope too that you had an enjoyable Easter holiday.
Term 4 begins
today and we are hoping that all our learners will be doing their best to
re-engage with their learning. The
importance of having a routine during these challenging times can’t be
overstated, and we hope school-supported learning will be an important part of
this. If you are experiencing any
difficulties in engaging with our learning – from nursery to secondary – please
contact the school office for advice and support.
⏰ There's still time to apply for @JohnSmithCentre's Minority Ethnic Leaders Programme!
Participants will receive a National Living Wage equivalent grant, a 9 month-part time internship, a mentor, and more!
📅 Apply by 19 July.
This summer some kids may need a listening ear, some gentle connection or a wee bit of help to link with supports available where they live. If you know of any young people who might be interested in our #GetIntoSummer offer, they can reach us here barnardos.org.uk/bas…pic.twitter.com/TgNt…
Our support for young people who are leaving school doesn’t stop when the summer holidays start. SDS careers advisers will be available to discuss options and next steps in our local career centres: fal.cn/3gKwX or on calls to our national Helpline on 0800 917 8000. pic.twitter.com/WcsB…
We have a very exciting education leadership opportunity you won't want to miss - the Headteacher/Campus Leader role for @st_johnsacademy & North Inch Community Campus in Perth.
For further info & to apply, go to bit.ly/3gQSfeh. Applications close on 6 August 2021.
The PA is celebrating those children moving on to secondary school in August. We are printing the primary one pictures from 2014. Part one is in this weekend's paper, part two will be in next week, so make sure you pick up a copy! pic.twitter.com/OlET…
Starting school can be an exciting and nerve-wracking time for your wee one, but we have lots of fun songs and rhymes to support their learning and social skills.
Discover them here and help your wee ones take their first steps into school 👇
To all our little learners, who come off today have lots of fun over the summer & if you are moving onto P1 best wishes you'll love it!
To our colleagues who are finishing, have a great break & thank you to ALL in ELC across P&K for your hard work over last year...we got there! pic.twitter.com/hdb3…
Finally, today we bid a fond farewell to Mr Hagney after 11 years at St John’s Academy. Wishing you every success in your new job, Mr Hagney!Thank you for everything you have done in leading our school community especially through challenging times. You will be missed!The SJA SLT pic.twitter.com/2XcD…
Happy #MusicMusicDay! 🎉🎶
To celebrate, we have added a bunch of new Gaelic and Scots songs to the Bookbug app. Download or update it today to find your wee one's new favourite tune. 📱🥁