Who to contact
We have set up the following links whilst we continue to work from home to try and ensure we deal with any requests as timely as possible.
S1: Mrs McMaihin (DHT) - firstname.lastname@example.org
S2: Mr Black (HT) - email@example.com
S3: Mr Murray (DHT) - firstname.lastname@example.org
S4/5/6: Mr Clancy (DHT) or Mr Arnold (DHT) - email@example.com /. firstname.lastname@example.org
Clackmannanshire Council Website
Lornshill Academy School App
Please take time to download our school app where we will post messages and updates.
Please ensure we have a current mobile telephone number so you can be informed about school updates by text.
Please ensure we have a current email address so you can be informed about school updates.
Recent questions and enquiries from our parents include,
- Trouble accessing microsoft teams: it would appear the sheer demand has overwhelmed this platform and staff are in the process of switching content over to Google Classrooms.
- No internet access or device to access learning: we tried very hard to determine what pupils may require support for this before schools were closed. I am also aware that situations may occur as time goes on. Please contact your year head link who will support you in finding a solution.
- The volume of work: we are aware that our rush to ensure pupils had learning content has now resulted in a concern about how much to do and when. We are currently discussing this as a management team and looking to put out some more information to help parents and carers in the coming weeks. The priority at present and until the Easter break is to ensure all pupils can and are accessing their learning.
Moving forward we hope to develop a weekly/termly schedule. This is to support our pupils and families organising their tasks for completion each day and week.
As we develop our online learning and engagement I must also consider the working practice and wellbeing of our staff. Throughout this first week they have given 100% to ensure our pupils can stay connected and learning.
Like everyone else, across our staff, we have a range of challenges from supporting family members to childcare whilst managing the day job!
Therefore, as an immediate change starting this Monday 30th March 2020, I will be re-establishing a lunch break! I am sure many pupils are now experiencing, like staff, a very different context for learning (a lot in front of a screen) and it is important that we consider their wellbeing.
Therefore, I will be instructing all staff to break between 12pm and 1pm. This will support our school community to move, rest and recover.
I would like to thank you for your support in this matter.