Parents Evening Support

Navigate to the Parents’ Evening Booking System – CLICK HERE

There are a selection of support videos at the foot of this page or you can use the written instructions below.

You will be able to access the system through, Smart Phone, IOS Device, Tablet, PC or Laptop.

  1. Use your personal information to log in. You must use the contact information which the school has on file or you will not be able to log in. If you are having problems, please use the contact information on the login page to contact the school.
  2. Log in by selecting which child you want to make bookings for first. If you have more than one child who requires bookings, you can switch between them once you are logged in.
  3. Once logged in, decide whether you need to make bookings individually, or using our Automated Booking Wizard (best if you have a number of bookings and students to make bookings for).
  4. Once you have selected your preferred booking method and once in the correct parents’ evening, follow the relevant instructions from below:

Automated Booking Wizard

  1. Select the teacher you wish to book. You can press ‘Select All’ to select all options
  2. If you have a second child to make bookings for then select their tab and repeat the teacher selecting process
  3. Proceed to the bottom of the page and specify your personal availability, then press Make My Bookings For Me
  4. If the wizard replies that bookings are not feasible, you have not left enough time and need to reduce the number of teachers or increase the amount of time you’re available.
  5. Now see a list of your booking suggestions. Feel free to add comments to teachers you wish to book, if allowed
  6. Press Confirm to confirm these appointments as your bookings
  7. Press Print or E-Mail to initiate your confirmation.

Individual Bookings:

  1. Scroll down until you see the booking table. Above it are the departments and teachers which are available to you.
  2. Select the department, then teacher, and click on an available time to make a booking. When you selected a time, you’re able to add any issues or comments for the teacher to take note of before the appointment.
  3. Repeat this process, making bookings for all of the teachers you need to.
  4. If you need to cancel or rearrange an appointment, click on the correct department and teacher, then click on the green appointment to change it.
  5. If you need to make bookings for another child, scroll to the top of the page. In the top left corner you should see a ‘Make a Booking for Another Child’ icon. Click this. If there is no icon, the software does not recognise that you have multiple children. This just means that you’ll need to log out and log back in again using the other child’s details.
  6. Once you have made all of your bookings, click on either E-Mail or Print my Appointments. Appointments are saved when they are made, so you don’t have to e-mail or print to ‘save’ them, but doing so will provide a confirmation with further information, possibly including rooms and instructions from the school.

Video Call ​​​​​​​

  1. Please ensure you have a suitable background and you are happy with the content teachers will see.
  2. The appointment will last for 4 minutes – after that time the video will automatically stop and you will have a buffer before your next appointment. These times are set by the system and your child’s teachers wont be able to re-join or continue with the call out with that time. Any further questions can be sent to the relevant Guidance Teacher.
  3. It is at the discretion of yourself and also the teacher if the video capability is activated for the call, no expectation is placed on people to have the camera switched on.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the school for support.

 

Step 1 – How to log in

Step 2 – Making an appointment 

Step 3 – Cancel or Rearrange an Appointment

Step 4 – Accessing and using video appointments

 

E-Mail or Print Appointments

 

Parental Support IT Safety

Over the next few days you will be asked to sign an acceptable use policy for you child to be access the school internet, school devices and also be able to access the school’s guest wifi on their own device.  Please take the time to read the documentation and use the new Parental Support IT Safety page to guide you through the best way to support your child in this ever changing digital world.

 

Parental Support IT Safety

Adverse Weather Arrangements

Information for Parents

Aberdeenshire school closure information

Help your child learn at home

Scholar Parental Leaflet

National 4 & 5 SQA Information

Please find below links to the latest information about the National 4 & 5 courses your child will be completing this session. 

 Curriculum for Excellence Learners Guide

Curriculum for Excellence Parents Guide

Young Engineers showcase at SubSea UK

NEWSLINE MEDIA LIMITED

 Mintlaw Academy Young Engineer ROV team were given the honour of attending and presenting at the SUBSEA UK EXPO and also their Business Dinner ….more

Raising Attainment

Raising Attainment – Target Setting

Mintlaw Academy is committed to raising the standard of attainment for its pupils.. A new initiative has been introduced to support pupils achieve their best potential.

In all subjects from S4-S6 all pupils will be issued with a target from their teachers which will be closely monitored throughout the session.

Pupils who are not working at their expected level will be offered additional support and strategies to get them “back on track” early and before the exams.

The role of parents is vital in this and it would be helpful if these targets and current level of performance is discussed at home.

School Uniform Update…..

Thank you to all parents who have commented on issues with the uniform.
The school Dress Code Leadership is working closely with the supplier(s) and the Headteacher will issue a letter to all parents on Friday 21st June  to clarify issues.
The website will also be updated.
In the meantime Mintlaw Academy thanks you for your patience.

 

Previous uniform updates

School Uniform Information

Please find below relevant documents for the school uniform

School Uniform letter

School Uniform Order Form S56

My S3 Curriculum

Please find enclosed information about the 6 curriculum areas at Mintlaw Academy

Core Programs

Expressive Arts

Science

Social Subjects

Technology

Support for Learners

 

Parental Survey Results

Parental Survey Results

Mintlaw Academy Parents Questionnaire

 

 

 

 

National

S1/S2/S4/S5/S6

Parents

1

My child enjoys being at school

95%

90% (90%)

2

My child finds school work stimulating and challenging

92%

91% (90%)

3

The school has a good reputation in the local community

92%

94% (94%)

4

Teachers are good at letting me know my child’s strengths and weaknesses

86%

88% (84%)

5

Teacher’s in this school set high standards for pupils’ attainment

93%

96% (95%)

6

School reports give me helpful information about my child’s progress

94%

95% (95%)

7

The school encourages my child to work to the best of his/her ability

92%

98% (97%)

8

Staff make me feel welcome at the school

96%

97% (95%)

9

Parents’ evenings are helpful and informative

96%

99% (98%)

10

School buildings are kept in good order 

83%

97% (99%)

11

The school has explained how I can support my child with his/her homework

85%

87% (82%)

12

I have a clear idea of the school’s priorities for improving the education of pupils

77%

86% (87%)

13

My child is treated fairly in the school

95%

97% (96%)

14

The school deals effectively with inappropriate behaviour

88%

87% (84%)

15

The school makes it clear to parents what standard of work it expects from the pupils

89%

93% (92%)

16

There is a mutual respect between teachers and pupils at the school

91%

94% (92%)

17

Staff show concern for the care and welfare of my child

95%

99% (99%)

18

The school is good at consulting me on decisions which affect my child

86%

88% (92%)

19

If I raise a matter of concern the school will do something about it

92%

97% (96%)

20

The school is well led

 

93%

97% (96%)

 

Figures in brackets = S2 Parents