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...
Updates from the Rector
Thursday 25 June 2020 - Prize-giving, Return of text-books, QuaranTimes
Tuesday 23 June 2020 - Global engagement, Music competitions, Drama, Prize-giving
Thursday 18 June 2020 - Sports Blog, Values Awards, Supporting your children from August
Tuesday 16 June 2020 - Prize-giving, Tik Tok - online support, Re-opening logistics
Friday 12 June 2020 - Dates, Values Awards, Senior Sports Day
Wednesday 10 June 2020 - Uniform, Transport Survey
Monday 8 June 2020 - Black Lives Matter, Learning & Sports at Anniesland
Friday 5 June 2020 - Sports Day, Online Debating Club, RAF, Developing your understanding of our re-opening strategy
Wednesday 3 June 2020 - Transitions, Prize-giving, Values Awards, Early Years Funding
Monday 1 June 2020 - Re-opening The Academy
Friday 29 May 2020 - Term dates, Live TGA careers events, Sporting targets
Wednesday 27 May 2020 - Sharing our strategy for August, Speaking with style final, Building our future around our values
Thursday 21 May 2020 - Rector's Assembly, S4-5 Tracking information, Fairtrade, Setting sporting goals, Online safety
Tuesday 19 May 2020 - Young Enterprise, Prep Sports Day, Supporting metal health during lockdown
Friday 15 May 2020 - Early Years leadership, Pupil feedback, Assemblies, Supporting Transitions
Wednesday 13 May 2020 - Learning & Wellbeing, S6 Programme
Monday 11 May 2020 - School re-opening, Supporting pupils through transitions, Assessment and reporting
Thursday 7 May 2020 - Then & Now, Health Month, Examination Entries
Friday 1 May 2020 - Health Month@Home, Using pupil feedback to shape learning, Senior School Subject options, Prospective and Current S6
Wednesday 29 April 2020 - Developing our re-opening strategy, Building a sporting culture at school and at home, Balancing workload and wellbeing
Monday 27 April 2020 - Feedback, The Super Academy, Planning for return to school
Thursday 23 April 2020 - Ramadan, SQA, Learning
Wednesday 22 April 2020 - SQA, PPE Production, Then and Now
Monday 20 April 2020 - SQA, Micro-Tyco Innovate, Online Safety
Friday 17 April 2020 - Learning, Key Worker Provision, SQA
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
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.
SQA Estimates for Qualifications 2020
Further to the cancellation of examinations due to Covid-19 announced by the First Minister, the SQA has now published to schools the processes for generating the graded qualifications for Summer 2020. This includes National 5, Highers and
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.
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.
Members of our S4 and S5 have designed, produced and edited a new TGA newspaper, the QuaranTimes, which will be circulated every second Monday this term.
Should any member of the school community wish to contribute articles, art-work or photos, please do send it in to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: