Foyer Families

Foyer Families partners with NESCOL and is for parents looking to better their understanding of their child, improve self-confidence, and learn new valuable skills while building relationships in a team setting. At its core, Foyer Families aims to support the whole person, taking a holistic and responsive approach to delivery.


Over 16 weeks Learners will have the opportunity to achieve a City and Guilds Extended Level 1 employability qualification which explores 5 units: Managing personal finance, effective qualities and attitudes for work, coping with change, developing personal confidence and contributing to own healthy living. In addi-tion to this learners will also receive a Level 1 Food Hygiene certificate, and at-tend CV-building workshops, mock interviews and child development sessions.


There is a strong emphasis on health and well-being throughout this course al-lowing learners to participate in Mindfulness sessions, Tai- Chi, Stretch and Tone, arts and crafts, and cooking.


The course starts on 07/03/2023 and to allow flexibility and this course is deliv-ered through Zoom on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays between 9:30 am and 2:30 pm.


Here is a link to the course details on the website:

Training Courses | Aberdeen Foyer (clicking on the Foyer Families tab)   


If any parents are interested here is our referral link:

National website for parents giving information about education in Scotland and ideas to help parents support their children's learning. Includes choosing a school, the curriculum, Parent Councils and supporting learning at home. 

Apps we use at Abbotswell School

MarvellousME App

MarvellousMe tells you about the wonderful things that your child is learning, and pings you when they’ve been praised for good work, a great character skill, or received school rewards. It makes you smile, feel proud, and inspires better home learning support and encouragement. Plus, it helps you to stay on top of homework, events and other school tasks.

MarvellousMe is free for parents. You’ll get exciting alerts if you use it on your smartphone or tablet.

Download it from the App Store or get it on Google Play

Safer Schools App

Keep up to date with the current digital trends, threats, and risks to pupils online and offline. 

Learn about the trends, threats and topics that are relevant to the children and young people in your care 

Get digital safeguarding alerts and news sent directly to your devices 

Find practical, useable advice on how to safeguard your child online

Download it from the App Store or get it on Google Play

Xpressions App

Xpressions provides parents with a portal to receive messages from the school, such as updates, information about trips, emergency closures and more. In fact, anything the school currently sends by SMS text message or email! 

Xpressions uses a parent’s email address and mobile number as part of the login process – it is critical that the school(s) have up to date email addresses and mobile numbers for Xpressions to work.

Parents do not need to perform any other setup process – just download the app from the appropriate app store on their device. Xpressions can be downloaded, installed and logged into on more than one device.

Download it from the App Store or get it on Google Play