Aberdeen City Council is seeking your views on a new Devolved School Management (DSM) scheme which, once approved, will be effective from August 2020.  This scheme sets out the arrangements for how funding for education is managed and makes clear the roles and responsibilities of headteachers and the local authority. A range of people have worked together to write the Draft Guidance and we are now seeking the views of parents/carers, children and young people on the scheme.


Copies of the draft summary document and the full draft scheme are attached.


Please use this link to record your views:


Google form: https://forms.gle/SuF34WT1jxMw6Q9KA



A summary document is available on this link:




The full draft scheme document can be accessed here:





The consultation will close at 5pm on Friday 29th May 2020.


Aberdeen DSM Scheme Draft for Consultation final version to send Draft Summary DSM doc for consultation final


Facebook Live event happening this Thursday evening for parents.

Annabel from Cybersafe Scotland  would like to start the dialogue in advance, so you can starting sending in questions now, or alternatively on the night in the chat or email any time at info@cybersafescotland.org

Please like Cybersafe Scotland FB page and share widely or do your own post using the words below:

Do you have kids or grandchildren who are online a lot during lockdown? Or are you a child who would like to ask advice about anything you have experienced online during lockdown? Please join us for a Facebook Live on how to keep children and young people safe online in Aberdeen on Thursday 14th May 2020, 7 – 8 pm on the Cybersafe Scotland Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/cybersafescot)

We’ll be answering questions about Tik Tok, Instagram, Snapchat, House Party, online mental health, cyber bullying and much more with Dr Kandarp Joshi, Child and Adolescent Consultant Psychiatrist; Annabel Turner, Director of CyberSafe Scotland; DS Lesley Clark from Police Scotland; and Hannah Bennett, online safety expert from Aberdeen City Council Child Protection Team.


Director, CyberSafe Scotland



Just a wee reminder that this will be happening tomorrow morning.

All pupils will be able to join us for the assembly by clicking on the attached link and logging in with their school Google account details.  This can be done on a computer or a mobile device.  All children in P4-7 already have these details.  For P1-3 children who do not have an older sibling in P4-7 have now been sent log in details. If you did not receive these details please email the school at loirston@aberdeencity.gov.uk





The Children’s Parliament has now launched its May edition of the national wellbeing survey How are you doing? They are hoping that adults – parents, family and community members and professional colleagues – will help direct and support children aged 8 to 14 years old to take part. The survey is here bit.ly/Coronavirus_Kids

They have also published a short report on early findings from their April How are you doing? survey; 4,000 children took part. Finally, they have launched the Corona Times Journal, with Members of Children’s Parliament (MCPs) reporting on life at the moment, and will publish the Journal fortnightly. You can find the April survey report and Journal here: bit.ly/Coronavirus_Kids