What's on in May
Monday 6th - May Day Holiday
Friday 24th - Inservice Day
Monday 27th - Public Holiday
Tuesday 28th - S2 Parents Evening
Mr Wood, Director of Education, has asked me to cascade this information to you.
INDUSTRIAL DISPUTE WITH DUNDEE CITY COUNCIL STAFF – POTENTIAL IMPACT ON SCHOOLS
With effect from 1 April 2013, the decision taken at the Policy and Resources Committee of 14 February 2013 to reduce car mileage rates for certain categories of staff will be implemented. Discussions have taken place with the trade unions to look at ways to reduce the impact of this decision but the trade unions have now confirmed that as a result of this decision, they will be advising all employees to stop using their vehicles for council business, with immediate effect.
This action will impact on the opening of schools in the mornings and closing at the end of day, where there are community activities taking place in school premises.
We are working hard with staff members and trade unions to minimise this impact and to have clear information for parents on any changes to the opening times for breakfast clubs and out of school care facilities.
I would ask that you please bear with us while we work to reach a resolution.
Director of Education
Kenny Hearn, Head Teacher
Click on the link above to access the Option Choice
Booklet for Broad General Education to Senior Phase
Dundee College Senior Phase Provision 2013
The links below give detailed information about the provision provided by Dundee College in 2013-2014 for pupils going into S4. S3 pupils will be given documentation regarding this during the week beginning 28th January. Click on the links below to access information.
The website is looking a bit empty at the moment but don't think that there is nothing exciting happening in the school!
We will soon be getting a brand new website so please keep checking back and you will be able to find out all the great things that have been going on this term.
Baldragon Academy's Standard and Quality Report is available online to all parents and carers by clicking here.
If you would like a hard copy of this report please contact the school.
There have been some changes made to the latecoming procedures at Baldragon Academy that we would like to highllight to all parents and carers.
Pupils who are late for school twice in one week will be issued with a latecoming task but if they are late on three occasions in one week they will be issued with detention by the school support workers.
All instances of being late for school will be closely monitored and guidance and heads of house will be kept regularly informed.
If you know that the child in your care is going to be late to school then please phone the school office on 01382 436170.
School Term dates and holidays can be accessed via the Dundee City Council website. Click here for the link.
Click here to access the updated School Dress Code for the coming session.
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Dundee City Council have recently updated their guidelines on the misuse of mobile technologies in schools.
Click here for links to resources that have been highlighted in the report as useful for pupils and parents in promoting the safe use of mobile phones and other technologies in school and at home. You can also link to this from our child protection page.
A new feature of the website is a section devoted to former pupils of Kirkton and Rockwell High Schools. More information here...
Have a look at the new link taking you to Achievers UK which "aims to raise the aspirations of young people in schools by highlighting the success of former pupils."