It is the aim of Alloa Academy to work in partnership with all parents and carers. Educational research shows clearly that outcomes are greatly improved for children when parents and carers feel involved in the work of a school and able to support their children positively.
We hope to foster an ethos of openness and approachability and all parents/carers should feel able to contact the school at any time to discuss matters of concern.
Making an S3 Careers Information and Guidance Appointment
Pupils in S3 are currently completing the final part of the Broad General Education Phase of the Curriculum for Excellence. They will soon be making subject choices for the National Qualifications which will be studied in S4. We look forward to welcoming you and your child to our Options Information Evening on Thursday 21st January at 6 pm, when you can find out more about the process of choosing subjects for S4. To help you prepare for these important decisions, all pupils and parents/carers are entitled to a Careers Information and Guidance appointment with our school Careers Adviser. To reserve your appointment please use the form below to book a convenient time.
At this stage in S3 it is vitally important that your child does his/her best in all subjects so that he/she can be recommended for the highest possible level of each qualification in S4.
Appointments can be made by phoning the school and asking for your child’s PT Pupil Support or a member of the Senior Management Team. We will do our best to meet with you at a time that suits you.
There are regular Parents’ Evenings scheduled on the school calendar when individual appointments can be made to speak with teachers and information on school events is listed on the website and in the local newspaper.
The calendar also shows when you can expect to receive a school report on your child. A text will be sent to you when reports or monitoring letters are issued, so please ensure that we have current mobile contact details for you at all times. A reply slip is included with each report and we welcome any comments from parents/carers.
Each report also comes with a report reflection page which can be used to help focus discussion about your child’s progress and means of improvement. We also issue regular tracking reports which show whether your child is progressing as expected and reports on his/her effort, behaviour and homework. We have been working on improving the content and accuracy of these reports.
Our school has a Parent Council and new members are always welcome. Meetings take place in the school on a monthly basis. The current chairperson is Neil MacFarlane. Please contact him if you would like more information.
There are opportunities across the school year for parents to volunteer for specific activities or to help out in general ways e.g. supervising lunchtime library sessions with the librarian. If you would be interested in offering help of any kind or, if you have a skill which you would be willing to share, please contact us
Parental Involvement Act
For further information on parental involvement please visit the Parental Involvement Act section on the Education Scotland website.