Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Glasgow Academy is temporarily closed to pupils as of Friday 20 March on account of Coronavirus, in accordance with instructions from the Scottish Government.

We are providing childcare supervision for Category 1 Key Workers. 

We are regularly updating our community through our communications including; online learning, supporting young people at home, pastoral support and the latest information from the SQA. 

Past communications, useful links & guidance can be accessed below...

Communications

Updates from the Rector

Friday 3 April 2020 - Recording these times in our history, Goggles for the NHS, Easter Activities

Thursday 2 April 2020 - Learning, Co-curricular, TGAQuaranTIMES, Then and Now

Tuesday 31 March 2020 - Learning, Easter Break, Key Worker Provision

Friday 27 March 2020 - SQA Update

Thursday 26 March 2020 - Pupil engagement, Careers & UCAS Surgery

Tuesday 24 March 2020 - Learning online, SQA & UCAS, Key Worker Provision

Monday 23 March 2020 - Key Worker Provision, SQA, Good News, Trussell Trust

Sunday 22 March 2020 - SQA qualifications, Key Worker Provision

Friday 20 March 2020 - SQA examinations, Educational opportunities, Super Curriculum, Wellbeing

Thursday 19 March 2020 - Planning, SQA examinations, Governance

Wednesday 18 March 2020 - Transition to online learning, Public Exams & Assignments

Monday 16 March 2020 - Plans for school closure

Updates from the Board of Governors

Tuesday 24 March 2020 

Friday 20 March 2020

Contacts

It is vital that we continue to communicate between home and school.

The contacts listed here will be monitored through every working day.

Making learning at home effective

Quality learning does not happen by accident; it is the result of thoughtful, purposeful planning by teachers combined with your own drive, engagement, initiative and determination.

We can continue to bring these together in the weeks ahead to make sure the temporary school closure does not slow you down in any way.

Do not be intimidated by the prospect of home learning. We will give you all the support you need. It might just prove to be a genuinely empowering learning experience, showing you what is possible with increased independence and flexibility. It is an exciting opportunity: you can do it. It might just even make you a better learner!

Useful guidance can be found here.

Senior School pupils can access Super-curriculum resources here.

Supporting young people at home

People of all ages are concerned about the spread of the Coronavirus, and teenagers, as a group, tend to experience emotions especially intensely.

Parents and carers can help by making sure adolescents don’t overestimate the dangers or underestimate their ability to protect themselves.

Here are five things you can do to help your child.

If pupils are feeling in need of pastoral support when not in school, they can access online help here

This is a time of uncertainty and a lot of children and young people will be feeling anxious and worried about what is going on. This is a normal response to the situation and our Oxford University partners have produced some advice about what adults can do to help and support children and young people here

Wellbeing at home

Please find information that you may find useful on talking to your children about recent events and on how to stay safe online during school closures here

External Links & Guidance

We are asking the whole Academy community to continue to follow official guidance from the Government and NHS.

Here are some useful links with advice on COVID-19: