June 2019 Update

The Parent Council have been working with the school over the last few months to support committments to a school Homework policy linking to improvements in the use of the Show My Homework tool. Ongoing discussions about the improvements to use of the School Library and linking with the Community based Library Services to provide a tailored solution for Hermitage Academy.

The Parent Council Information Evening held in May heard from Argyll and Bute Youth Services, the great partnerships they have with the school and how we see these stregthening. A flavour of the discussion and the information presented is available from our Videos and Presentations section. With thanks to Ruth Cairns for giving us an insight into the valuable work they do with our young people and the opportunites for young people who become involved in the various groups.

The school provided a great overview of the support they have in place with school policy and particular focus on Rights Respecting School and FAB.

Education Scotland will be completing their return visit to the school week commencing 10th June and have supplied parent questionnaires and welcome requests to meet with inspectors during this week. The outcome of the visit will of course be shared with parents as soon as this becomes available.

In this final month of this session we take the opportunity to wish all pupils well with their recent exams and thank our Teachers for their ongoing support by providing study clubs and open door policies throughout the exam period.

Delighted to be reading headlines showing our school hitting the top 100 in the country’s exam results league tables. Clearly showing an improvement journey.

Special thanks to all members of the Parent Council who have committed to meetings, working groups and various information evenings helping to support the parents and the school as it continues to develop and engage with parents to ensure improvement priorites are clearly defined and achieved.

The parent council wish you all a lovely summer and hope we have some great weather and to all our pupils, all the very best in your new year ahead.

Best wishes

Stella Kinloch

HAPC Chair