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Mrs A Macfarlane
Head Teacher (Acting)
After 9 years at Moffat Academy, Mrs Watson has taken a Secondment within Dumfries and Galloway Council. Mrs Andrea Macfarlane was appointed to the Acting Head Teacher post just before the Summer break. “I am delighted to take on the role of Head Teacher at Moffat Academy and Beattock Primary and look forward to working with our young people, their families and the wider community over the coming years. Both schools are fantastic with great staff; it will be a pleasure to lead them forward.”
Moffat Academy Poppy Waterfall Ceremony
On Friday morning Moffat Academy pupils and staff commemorated the centenary of the end of World War One by participating in a remembrance ceremony in front of a poppy waterfall made by Secondary Art & Design pupils, Primary and Nursery pupils.
It was very touching experience to see youngsters from Nursery to S6 and local Moffat Veterans observing the two minute silence and listening to poems read by Ben Kerr, Molly Paterson and Katie McCulloch. The young people were impeccable as Lily Seddon played The Last Post and David McDonald played a lament on the pipes.
It was very fitting way to commemorate the 100 years that have passed since the guns fell silent on The Western Front.
Moffat Academy Poppies
Mrs Candlish, Miss McGuchan and lots of pupils have been creating a fantastic poppy installation, sweeping from our school balcony. Just in time for Remembrance Sunday. The pupils collected water bottles, cut the bottom off, cut them into flower shapes and painted them. All 2000 of them! Well done to all, it looks absolutely amazing!
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Teenage Cancer Talk
On 1st November all S2 pupils were involved in a presentation from Teenage Cancer Trust. The purpose of the talk was to raise awareness of the main warning signs of cancer in teenagers and young adults. The students were fully engaged and found the talk very interesting. Further information can be found on the charities website www.teenagecancertrust.org
Scholastic Book Fair
Our Book Fair this year was another great success, exceeding our £2000 goal yet again and raising £2037.35 which means a fantastic £1222.41 of Scholastic books and teaching resources for Moffat Academy!
Thank you all so much for everyone's support; we know the books are a little more expensive but what a great way to both raise funds and encourage reading at the same time. It is so lovely to see our pupils excited about books.
Also a huge thank you goes to our Moffat Muggles Library Team for all their hard work, Izzy, Abby, Hannah and Ellie and Lynn Anderson for parent volunteering.
Click on the photo to view all of our fabulous photos!
Jeans for Genes
Well done to our pupils who have raised an amazing £331.73 for Jeans for Genes! Thank you to all who donated.
Record Breaking Exam Success!!
Pupils from Moffat Academy achieved record breaking results in their national qualifications this year. Head Teacher Mrs Lesley Watson, (currently on Secondment) commented, “I am delighted with the exam results for Moffat pupils this year - these are record breaking results with 34% of the S5 cohort achieving the coveted 5 or more Highers in one sitting. Five pupils in S5 also achieved 5 straight ‘A’s in their Highers which is a tremendous achievement. Across the senior phase there were many notable achievements. Congratulations to all our pupils - I commend them for their efforts during the last year. I would also like to thank the staff at Moffat for the outstanding support they provide to make results like this possible."
Letter from the Head Teacher - Secondment
Due to Secondary Health Week Activities and Study Leave the E-letter below replaces a hard copy distribution to secondary parents/carers. Hard copies of the letter have been distributed to nursery and primary familes only.
24 May 2018
I am writing to let you know that I have been offered and accepted a secondment opportunity with the local authority as a Quality Improvement Officer. This role will start after the summer holidays and will be for a period of up to 23 months.
The post of Acting Headteacher for the cluster (Beattock Primary and Moffat Academy) will be advertised nationally and the Parent Council Chairs from both schools will be involved in that appointment.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your support in the years since I have been Headteacher – both schools are highly successful with committed staff and I know they will continue to thrive.
|Mrs Watson - letter to parents re secondment||[pdf 102KB]|
Large School Sports Award
Congratulations to the Moffat Academy Learning Support Department who had worked hard to develop a programme that allows pupils with a disability to take part in sporting sessions within the school and at events and festivals and gain from the many associated benefits. Click photo for more details.
Alzheimers Scotland Dementia Friendly Award
Moffat Academy are on track to receive the Alzheimers Scotland Dementia Friendly Award. Last week some staff undertook a Dementia Friendly session with Rachel Byers from Alzheimer's Scotland and this week S5 & S6 pupils will also be visited by Rachel.
S1-3 pupils completed the Dementia Friends training as part of Heath Week last year and S4 pupils will receive training in the near future.
Thank you to Mr McCutcheon for organising the sessions and to Rachel Byers for teaching us ways for the school to work with the local community and support the people of Moffat diagnosed with dementia.