Notes & Monthly Newsletters
- 15 May 2020
Department of Education
- 11 May 2020
AQE Registration Form
- 11 May 2020
Update - AQE Information
Please find attached information from our CEO, Darrin Barr regarding a change of dates for the 2020 assessments.
Whilst we strongly advise parents to register using the online form, a version of the form will be available on the AQE website which can be printed and completed by hand, we have also attached a copy to this e-mail. The form can then be posted to the AQE Office, though we are not accepting forms delivered by hand at the moment. Please note that due to the lockdown conditions, paper forms received by the AQE Office will take much longer to process than the online forms.
- 04 May 2020
- 28 Apr 2020
Year 6 Parents - Information from the AQE Office
Registration Update – AQE Registration Delayed Until Thursday 14th May 2020
In the continuing uncertainty caused by Covid-19, AQE is endeavouring to provide clarity to P6 pupils and parents about the arrangements for the tests which are scheduled to take place during the next academic year. AQE’sfirst priority in planning for the assessments is the health and wellbeing of the pupils and staff involved.
Registration for parents of P6 children who will sit the AQE assessments in the Autumn was due to open on Wednesday 29th April 2020. We continue to have discussions with key stakeholders to ensure that the bestpossible provision is made for applicants and, to facilitate these discussions, registration will now open on Thursday 14th May.
There has been no change to how registration will operate, following on from our communication at the end of last week; however there are a few things that we should perhaps clarify;
1. Downloadable and paper versions of the registration form are not available at the moment as we have no access to the office and therefore cannot receive them by post. However, we do intend to make these available when government restrictions are eased to allow us to facilitate both online and postal registrations.
2. Photographs for the registration form can be taken at home by parents but should meet the basic criteria (a clear image, taken from the shoulders up, cropped to passport size and no larger than 9MB).
3. Documentation to be uploaded (birth certificates / passports / FSM confirmation) should be scanned rather than photographed to ensure the full document is included, without anything else in the background and that the information on the document is legible.
If there is anything else we can assist you with, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
- 22 Apr 2020
Year 6 Parents - AQE Registration Update
Update from AQE
This is a very uncertain time for everyone involved in education, not least for parents and pupils. AQE is endeavouring to provide clarity to P6 pupils and parents about the arrangements for the tests which are scheduled to take place during the next academic year. Their Chief Executive intends to write to schools over the next week or so regarding the assessment themselves.
Registration is due to open on Wednesday 29th April 2020 for applications from parents of P6 children who will sit the AQE assessments in the Autumn. AQE Limited is having ongoing discussions with key stakeholders to ensure that the best possible provision is made for applicants and, for this reason, the date of registration may be delayed.
Due to the circumstances caused by the continuing disruption of lockdown, AQE is moving completely to an online application process this year. It is hoped that the process will simplify the application procedure and will enable parents to upload electronic photographs, scanned birth certificates and pay online. Detailed information can be found on the Registration Section of our website. The online form will go live on the date registration opens.
I have attached the Guidance Notes which I received from AQE, these will be uploaded to the AQE website in due course, in the hope that this might be of some help for parents completing the form online.
Please do not hesitate to get in touch with AQE if there’s anything further you require regarding the registration process.
- 22 Apr 2020
Department of Education - Safer Schools App
The Department of Education have recently launched a new app called Safer Schools.
The app has been created to provide invaluable information and support during these times when children and parents/carers are at home and are perhaps experiencing anxiety about the ongoing situation.
The app can be downloaded on either the App Store or Google Play. Please click on the link on the News section for more information.
- 09 Apr 2020
Shine! from Home
A lovely way to begin the Easter break. Thank you to everyone who participated in the video.
Perhaps this Easter, your child will think not just about shining by themselves, but about who it is that wants to come into our lives and shine through us!
Have a lovely break!
- 31 Mar 2020
Online Safety - What parents need to know about Houseparty.
In the current environment, many of us are using different ways to try and keep in touch with our friends and family.
One app that has risen in popularity is Houseparty, which gained the number 1 spot on the app store after becoming one of the most downloaded apps since social isolation was introduced.
Billed as a ‘face to face social network’ the platform launched a few years ago but isn’t as widely known as Facebook, WhatsApp or Snapchat.
Please take a look at this guide for parents and carers to help you understand exactly what 'Houseparty' is all about and how to keep you and your family safe if it is being used.
I hope you will find this useful.
- 31 Mar 2020
Integrated Education Fund
- 30 Mar 2020
- 18 Mar 2020
Letter from Peter Weir, Minister of Education
- 03 Mar 2020
- 25 Feb 2020
FREE Online Safety & Wellbeing Events
- 19 Feb 2020
New Dinner Menu - March - June 2020
The School Meals Kitchen have issued a new Dinner Menu beginning in March 2020
Please see the attached
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