Mintlaw Academy ready for Scottish Learning Festival

Mintlaw Academy is getting ready for its appearance at the Scottish Learning Festival, where the school will deliver a seminar to education practitioners from across the profession at Scotland’s largest annual education event.

Ali Hynd from the academy will talk to education practitioners about engaging employers in the school at the event, which takes place on Wednesday 23 and Thursday 24 September at the SECC in Glasgow.

The theme of this year’s event focuses on raising achievement and attainment for all through local partnerships, self-evaluation and work-related learning.

Head teacher Alan Horberry said: “Mintlaw Academy is determined to establish a robust set of lifelong learning skills to ensure all our pupils are ‘work ready’.

“We have refreshed, reorganised and revised our curriculum to ensure balance between skills development and academic success.

“This has only been possible with support of many employers and Further Education partnership working. Two of our pupils from the ‘Shell Girls into Energy’ will provide a first-hand account of how this works for them.”

Chair of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee Councillor Alison Evison said: “It is fantastic that pupils from Mintlaw Academy will be able to showcase the work taking place at the school and highlight Aberdeenshire’s innovative approach to working with employers.”