A number of parents/carers have asked the school for advice, helpful tips and strategies to help them help their children to get the most out of remote learning. We thought this could be useful for all parents/carers to access so we are issuing it through our website and social media.
Mr Engstrand Rector
Mrs MacLennan Acting Depute Rector (Learning & Teaching)

Advice for families about online learning

Good morning parents and carers of Inverness Royal Academy.  Today’s tip focuses on supporting spelling through games.  The video takes you through how to use a variety of strategies to support spelling at home.  These strategies are outlined on pages 6-14 of this booklet.  As a bonus, the rest of the attached booklet is a guide for parents supporting other aspects of literacy at home such as reading fluency and vocabulary.

Links to tips

Links to YouTube

Look out for tip four next week where we will be looking at supporting children with dyslexia.

All Higher English pupils now have a revision log book to fill in weekly.  Accompanying their log book is this guide to effective revision.   The guide can be viewed at the link below and would make a useful discussion tool if you would like to help your child structure their revision. The guide leads them through how to approach revision for all of their subjects in the most effective way including techniques such as dual coding and interleaving.  There is also a section with activities specific to their English revision.





S5/S6 Assembly this Thursday morning with Mr Engstrand & Mr Piper. A chance to catch up with everyone; share experiences of remote learning; provide reassurance; receive support & helpful information. Make sure you attend please.Google Meet Link


As part of the campaign to help end period poverty and help girls manage their period at school we have managed to obtain some free supplies of sanitary protection products. It is difficult to ascertain which girls are unable to afford or easily access sanitary products, so they are available to any girl in the school who needs them, even if it’s just a case of being caught short or starting their period unexpectedly.
If you are a parent who is struggling to buy sanitary products for your daughter, or if you are a pupil who is having difficulty accessing products, please let me know by emailing me at carol.mcclurg@highland.gov.uk and we will arrange for a pack to get to you during lockdown.
These are exciting times when we are beginning to talk more openly about the fact that women and girls have periods and the difficulties (not to mention the downright sheer pain for some) that comes with them. It has only taken a few million years! I believe we are soon to even get a new emoji representing the fact.
Let’s help our female pupils to keep going #likeagirl
Ms Carol McClurg
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