Local and National Out of School Care Survey

Aberdeen City Council and the Scottish Out of School Care Network (SOSCN) are carrying out a survey with parents and children on out of school care in the city.

Part 8 of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 requires Local Authorities to consult with parents every 2 years about the provision of day care. We have consulted recently on the expansion of Early Learning and Childcare and we are now seeking the views of parents and children on out of school care. At the same time the Scottish Out of School Care Network is consulting with parents and children across Scotland to inform the development of a new National Policy for Out of School Care in Scotland. So this survey is being carried out as a joint piece of work.

We would be very grateful if you could complete the survey, which should take no longer than 5 minutes. It can be completed online using the link below.


All answers are confidential and anonymous. The information will be used by the Scottish Out of School Care Network (SOSCN) to inform the development of a new National Policy and it will be used by Aberdeen City Council to inform the delivery of out of school care services locally.

We are also planning to consult with children (with appropriate parental permissions) in out of school care settings over the coming weeks to get their views too. The SOSCN ethical guidelines are attached for your information.

The closing date for both surveys is Wednesday 28 February 2018.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or queries.

Thank you very much for your assistance in carrying out this survey.

Louise Beaton
Early Years Manager
Education and Children’s Services
Aberdeen City Council,

Telephone: 01224 764794 / 07917326670 (Mobile)

Normal working days – Monday to Wednesday.

Keeping Safe – Mobile Devices at Loirston School. January 2018

In the interest of the safety of both pupils and staff at Loirston School pupils will no longer be allowed to access their mobile devices during the school day. Loirston School has over three hundred pupils in the playground at any one time making it extremely difficult to monitor the usage of any device.
Although we want to promote a positive ethos of trust with regard to the use of mobile devices we have a duty of care to protect children and staff.
If your child must bring his/her phone to school it should be given to a member of staff during registration and collected at the end of the school day. It is not the responsibility of the school to ensure the safety of any devices.
If you need to convey a message to your child during the school day you should contact the office.

Cove and Altens Community Council

Annual General Meeting on 5th February, 2018.

Everyone cordially invited to attend.

Please let me have your apologies before the meeting if you find yourself unable to come along.

Michele McPartlin


Chair: Ms Michele McPartlin
14 Langdykes Way
Cove Bay
AB12 3HG
01224 890329
Secretary: Ms Sue Porter
12 Stoneyhill Terrace
Cove Bay
AB12 3NE
01224 897399
Website www.cove-bay.com
Annual General Meeting
Monday, 5th February 2018
Loirston School 7.00 pm
 Sederunt and Apologies
 Minutes of Previous Meeting ( Monday 6th February 2017 )
 Matters Arising
 Chairman’s Report
 Treasurer’s Report
 Open Forum
 Date of Next Ordinary Meeting – Monday 26th February 2018 at 7.00pm
Nibbles and Refreshments will be provided

P7 Transitions

22nd January 2018

Dear Parents Carers

As you are aware the Primary 7 pupils are taking part in transition sessions prior to starting at Lochside Academy in August 2018.

Back in September the children went to Banks ‘o’ Dee sports centre along with the Charleston, Tullos, Walker Road, Kirkhill and Abbotswell Primary schools for the first transition session of P7.

They will be participating in other sessions with all of the schools at the Beach Ballroom on Thursday 1st March 2018 and the final session towards the end of the school year with a date to still be confirmed.

Alongside this Loirston and Charleston will be linking up for further transitions sessions. These will be taking place on:

Wednesday 24th January at Loirston 9.30 –10.45
Wednesday 14th March at Loirston 9.30 – 10.45
Wednesday 25th April at Charleston 9.00-10.45
Wednesday 16th May at Charleston 9.00-10.45

During the sessions the children will be undertaking a number of different tasks as part of a group and getting to know each other more.
We look forward to sharing some of this with you in the future.

Katrina Hidson