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I hope you will find this website interesting and informative.
Mrs. Lesley Watson
Letter from the Head Teacher - Secondment
Due to Secondary Health Week Activities and Study Leave the E-letter below replaces a hard copy distribution to secondary parents/carers. Hard copies of the letter have been distributed to nursery and primary familes only.
24 May 2018
I am writing to let you know that I have been offered and accepted a secondment opportunity with the local authority as a Quality Improvement Officer. This role will start after the summer holidays and will be for a period of up to 23 months.
The post of Acting Headteacher for the cluster (Beattock Primary and Moffat Academy) will be advertised nationally and the Parent Council Chairs from both schools will be involved in that appointment.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in the years since I have been Headteacher – both schools are highly successful with committed staff and I know they will continue to thrive.
Moffat Academy Show Jumpers
The very successful Moffat Academy show jumping team who competed recently in a regional competition at Barstobrick. The girls won best in show and 10 different rosettes between them. Congratulations girls.
Parent Questionnaire Stakeholder Survey
'Please find below a link for our annual stakeholder surveys - Parent Questionnaire. We are trying things a little differently this year and sending them out electronically. If you would prefer a paper copy please contact the school office. You will also notice that the questions are a little different from in the past as we have a focus on 'Equalities' this year. Your feedback is important to us. Surveys should only take a few minutes to complete. Thank you for your continued support.'
Naming the Fairtrade Beltie!
During Fairtrade Fortnight, Primary 1/2 won a competition where they had to name the Fairtrade Beltie. The winning name was (Moffat) "Toffee". The class decided to write to the Moffat Toffee shop to ask if they could kindly make a special batch of Fairtrade Moffat Toffee. P1/2 were delighted to receive a huge personalised jar of Fairtrade Moffat Toffee! In order to do this, they used Tate and Lyle Fairtrade sugar which helps 20,000 cane sugar farmers in 14 different countries. It was delicious! Thank you from P1/2 and Miss Henderson!
Large School Sports Award
Congratulations to the Moffat Academy Learning Support Department who had worked hard to develop a programme that allows pupils with a disability to take part in sporting sessions within the school and at events and festivals and gain from the many associated benefits. Click photo for more details.
Alzheimers Scotland Dementia Friendly Award
Moffat Academy are on track to receive the Alzheimers Scotland Dementia Friendly Award. Last week some staff undertook a Dementia Friendly session with Rachel Byers from Alzheimer's Scotland and this week S5 & S6 pupils will also be visited by Rachel.
S1-3 pupils completed the Dementia Friends training as part of Heath Week last year and S4 pupils will receive training in the near future.
Thank you to Mr McCutcheon for organising the sessions and to Rachel Byers for teaching us ways for the school to work with the local community and support the people of Moffat diagnosed with dementia.