December Newsletter 2014
Research study looking at the Prevalence and Impact of Alcohol and Drugs on Young People in Aberdeenshire
HMI Inspection Report 7th Jan 2014
Meldrum Academy is an inspiring place to be; a place where young people are encouraged and equipped with the skills, abilities and attitudes to face the challenges of the 21st Century. Our pupils benefit from high quality teaching, an excellent level of accommodation, first-class resources and a wide range of opportunities within the classroom and beyond. Meldrum Academy is a relatively new school, established in 2002, yet we aim to combine the finest traditions of a solid Scottish education with the very best of the new teaching and learning.
Beyond the classroom, we encourage all our pupils to become involved in the life of the school and wider community. There is an array of extra-curricular activities on offer in music, drama, debating, sport, and a multitude of clubs that foster and rely on the enthusiasm of our young people. Our school also offers a wide range of expeditions, excursions and events that support learning of the very best kind. For example, our Duke of Edinburgh Award programme involves young people in expeditions across Scotland and to The Gambia. Staff, pupils and parents – all – are committed to the development of our learners as people; especially as people who recognise the importance of making a difference to their lives and the lives of others.
At Meldrum Academy, there is no such thing as a ‘typical’ pupil. We work together – staff, pupils, parents and partner agencies – to meet the needs of the individual, so that every pupil can develop his or her personal skills and talents. We recognise that life at school is not always free of difficulties, that each young person will encounter challenges within their school career. However, with an excellent level of pastoral care and pupil support, we work to instil the resilience that will allow each of our pupils to emerge from our school confident, with a strong sense of responsibility, and ready for the wider world.
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