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Headteacher Weekly Update 12/11/18 - 16/11/18

Well done to the Parent Council who hosted our first ever Bingo Tea.

It was a great night and the turn out from our community was amazing. Family engagement really can be fun and it was nice to see people enjoying the event, with great prizes, nice snacks and lots of laughs.

Thanks to everyone who supported the evening and if you missed out, please come along to the next one.

Charity

There has a been a real effort from our pupils, staff and parents to support our charities this year. This past week we have been focusing our efforts on supporting Children in Need and the Shoe Box Appeal.

We raised over £700 towards Children in Need and filled many shoe boxes to send to people living in poverty, ensuring they have something nice at Christmas and let them know that our community is thinking of them.

Amazing work everyone!

Coach House Theatre

Many S3 students visited the Coach House Theatre to see their classwork come to life on stage. The theatre is home to the Alman Dramatic Club and we really appreciate the partnership work which has developed over the past 12 months by the Languages faculty. It is experience and trips like this, that bring learning to life.

Please find out more about the Coach House Theatre on Twitter

@CoachHseTheatre

Book Week Scotland

There are lots of events to celebrate Book Week Scotland this coming week. We have many events running in our library, so please come along and get involved, especially our book and craft sale.

To promote reading, staff have been busy creating a padlet which shares their current good reads.

The link is below, please see if you can find anything of interest.

https://padlet.com/cljadam/kv0dp6q4co5r

Band Night

On Thursday 22/11/18, Alloa Academy will hold a Band Night. We welcome bands from other schools to take part and we look forward to the music.

We have some amazing musicians in Alloa Academy and I'm sure the night will be a success. There is also a staff band that has been quietly preparing for the night and if successful, a possible stadium tour?

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Vision and Values

Following last weeks update we had a great response to the Vision and Values questionnaire. If you haven't had the opportunity to have your say, please click on the link to have your say - your feedback is important.

After nearly a decade we felt that the time was right time to consult all members of our school community about the creation of a new collective Vision, underpinned by the common shared values we hold.

In order to achieve this we have listed a number of characteristics that our school could have. This list was drawn up from our existing Vision statement and from identified characteristics in successful schools across the country and beyond. We would like you to choose the FIVE that you feel that are the most important to you.

Similarly we have outlined a number of different values that could underpin our school. Again we have included our current Vision and Values drawn from a wide range of schools from across the country. We would like you to choose the THREE most important values to you that would underpin the work that we do.

We are carrying out this exercise with parents, pupils, staff, local community groups and organisations and the local authority. We will ensure that the most important characteristics and values chosen by each group will be adopted into our final Vision, so that it truly reflects the aspirations of our community.

Please click on the following link to have your say.

surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WCTBMRP

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Kind regards,

Colin Bruce

@AlloaAcademy

@colinbruce1980

#achievingatalloa

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