Family Learning

Health, wellbeing & respect

UCAS have made available for download this booklet:
"containing everything you need to support a young person with their options and decision-making, and help them through the UCAS application process.
We cover everything from personal statements to student finance, apprenticeships, accommodation, and results day advice so you can feel well-informed, whatever your child decides are their next steps after school."
Scotland is the first country in the world to protect in law the right to access free period products for anyone who needs them.
Under the Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 (the Act) local authorities & education providers are legally required to make period products available free of charge, as and when they are required. 
If a young person at Cults Academy requires these, they can obtain them from the toilet or by speaking to any member of the Pupil Support Team.
For more information about where else to find free period products accross Scotland, and to download the PickupMyPeriod app, visit
The Parent Learning Hub provides information to support family wellbeing. 
The site includes the Stronger Family Series which is designed to build knowledge and confidence in parents and carers at any stage of their parenting journey, with seminars and workshops for anyone to join.

A list of self help resources available in Aberdeen, put together by Penumbra.
Penumbra is one of Scotland’s largest mental health charities, who work to promote mental health and wellbeing for all, prevent mental ill health for people who are ‘at risk’, and to support people with mental ill health to live fulfilling lives.
Thinking about suicide is very common. It is estimated that up to 1 person in 20 is thinking about suicide at any one time. 
The Scottish Association for Mental Health has produced this useful guide to living with thoughts of suicide, how to keep yourself safe, and how to seek help.
Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country with a goal to making Scotland the best place to grow up for LGBTI young people. Their services include online support & advice, chat & text services, and local youth groups.
A teaching tool for breaking the big concept of gender down into bite-sized, digestible pieces. 
So, you want to better understand gender, or need help explaining it to someone else? The genderbread person is a wonderful way to start an important conversation.
'That’s So Gay!' is a short story designed to tackle the use of the word ‘gay’ as a derogatory term among children. Reading the story will teach children the impact that words can have on people, and will help create a more inclusive and understanding learning environment. The story offers opportunities for discussion, either in class or at home. 
Finding out your child is experiencing bullying behaviour can be upsetting. This guide explores bullying behaviour and definitions, as well as some of the most common signs to look out for.
Here is the presentation on bullying that S1 pupils have been seeing during Respect Week.
A pupil guide for our Wellbeing Concern Report form and how to report an incident which has caused you concern at Cults Academy.
Helpline poster - school.pdf
The National Sleep Helpline is a free resource, run by trained sleep advisors, that can help parents and young people learn more about their sleep and develop better bedtime routines. 
The helpline is open 5 times a week, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday evenings 7-9pm, and Wednesday mornings 9-11am. The number is 03303 530 541. Read more at
This collection of Wakelets from Education Scotland is a collection of links to materials stored online which can be used for this curriculum area. These links could take you to the National Improvement Hub, Glow, Websites, PDFs or YouTube. This will make it easy to access materials from one place. Please check which are available and suitable for use within your Local Authority as well as age and stage appropriateness.
Are you 13-24 and live with Type 1 Diabetes? Diabetes Scotland are excited to launch a new Youth Peer support group for young people across Grampain.
If you would like to know more, please e-mail

Things to
watch & read

ClickView have put together a playlist of Career Ideas for careers week, including interviews with professionals and students from all sorts of industries, ranging from musicians to engineers, social workers to podcasters and everything in between! 
Log in with your school Google account to access content.

DYW - Get Ready for the Workforce

The poster below will take you to some ClickView playlists from DYW with helpful conent how to prepare yourself for the workforce.
Get Ready for the Workforce Poster.pdf
Stay Curious!
TED's youth and education initiative aims to spark and celebrate the ideas and knowledge-sharing of teachers and students around the world. 
TED-Ed has grown from an idea worth spreading into an award-winning education platform that serves millions of teachers and students around the world.
Smart videos for curious minds of all ages
Curated for teachers and parents who want to share smarter, more meaningful media in the classroom and at home.
"What does it mean to be black and Scottish? Director Stewart Kyasimire seeks out a range of black Scots of different ages and from diverse backgrounds to hear some compelling answers." - Watch on BBC iPlayer
With an Aberdeen City Library account, you can access a wealth of digital resources from home, including Borrowbox for downloading ebooks. (Don't have a library card? Click here to apply for membership online.)

Learning links

The Safer Schools app is available for all young people, parents/carers and staff to download. It helps entire school communities to better protect themselves in the digital world through relevant safeguarding information.
This is your online library. You will find lots of information: reading recommendations, writing competitions and how to access books and resources digitally.  
The National Parent Forum Scotland supports parents to get involved in their child’s education. 
Here is a link to their publications guide, including their parent friendly ‘…in a Nutshell’ information series.
Education Scotland's Parentzone has lots of information on how to support learning at home.
The vision of e-Sgoil is to expand and enrich the curricular offer for all learners across Scotland. Live, interactive, online experiences will offer more equitable access to high quality teaching and learning. This will enhance engagement, achievement and attainment.
A global community for young people from UNICEF - learn about rights, global issues, and share opinions & experiences with young people around the world.
The #iwill movement wants to make participation in social action the norm for young people under 20. 
It is comprised of over 1000 organisations and 700 young #iwill Ambassadors & Champions from across the UK, united by a shared belief that all children and young people should be supported and empowered to make a positive difference on the issues that affect their lives, their communities, and broader society.
Aberdeen's Digital Learning Hub is for parents and carers is designed to build confidence and knowledge around supporting learning at home. There are helpful tips, links and ideas for learning, supporting parenting and family wellbeing. 

Downloadable resources

A PDF guide on how to access and use Google's literacy toolbar at home.
Crossbow have a collection of Dyslexia Friendly, free downloads ready to use at home or school. 
Maths worksheets, video tutorials and revision aids from a Somerset based Maths teacher.
A toolkit from UNICEF for any young person who wants to start their own advocacy campaign - providing the skills and information you need to stand up for what is important to you.
The Scottish Book Trust has a collection of home learning and activity resources which can you can browse by age. 

Things to Do

Forestry and Land Scotland has a learning hub dedicated to discovering more about Scotland's forests, wildlife and heritage.
Visit Scotland have dedicated a page to bringing Scotland to you through creative ideas, traditional recipes, history trips, interactive eBooks, inspiring videos & lots more! 
"Engaging with nature in any form can be hugely beneficial for our health and wellbeing" - The Scottish Wildlife Trust have put together some ideas of ways to enjoy nature this spring.
Inspiration, craft and art activities from the Tate Modern.