Weekly Head Teacher Update 22 May 2020
Please click on link for Weekly Head Teacher Update for week ending 22 May 2020. Thank You. https://bit.ly/AAHTUpdate3
Parental Survey 20 May 2020
Your feedback is important to us at Armadale Academy. As a result, we would appreciate if you could complete this short parental survey around the next phase of online learning. Feedback will be summarised and posted onto the website in due course. Thank You.
If you are intending leaving school this Summer 2020, please follow our Leavers Support Teams page, which can be accessed through GLOW. This page includes regularly updated information regarding local employment, College, University updates and apprenticeship opportunities. Our school's SDS Careers Adviser and PTC Transitions also run weekly drop in sessions providing an opportunity to seek support and advice on any matters relating to leaving school and securing a positive destination.
Parents - within this TEAMS page you will find a range of support including Virtual Learning Workshops supporting your son/daughter in writing CVs, preparing for interviews, completing College applications skills and much more.
If your son/daughter is looking to join the support page and/or is struggling to access it, please email Caroll Gordon at email@example.com to be added. Thank You.
I Pay Impact Automated Payments - How to Cancel
Instructions on how to cancel I Pay Auto-Payments can be found in the attached document. Thank You.
Triple P Online Parenting Course
Please click on links for information on Triple P Online Parenting Course. Set up your child (or teen) for success.
Skills Development Scotland - Coronavirus Update 25 March 2020
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)and the closure of the school, Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver career services face to face, but they are still there to help. Your child can contact their school Careers Adviser, Louise Russell for career information, advice and guidance at firstname.lastname@example.org or visitwww.myworldofwork.co.uk You can also still access their career services. Call your local centre to speak to one of our qualified advisers. Find your nearest centre at www.myworldofwork.co.uk/centres You can also find their services for parents/carers online www.myworldofwork.co.uk and www.mykidscareer.com
Qualifications Information for Senior Phase Learners and Parents/Carers
We understand that Senior Phase learners and parents will have many questions about how qualifications will now be awarded by SQA in light of exams not going ahead.
All schools are currently awaiting full details from SQA on their approach to certification this year. They have so far indicated to schools that this will be based on teacher estimates, supported by a range of evidence.
It is essential that in the meantime all Senior Phase learners continue to gather evidence towards their qualifications by completing the range of learning tasks uploaded by class teachers onto Teams, which includes past papers and timed assessments.
Should you have further questions at this stage, please do not hesitate to contact the relevant DHT year head: Ali Lewis (S4) or Jack McKay (S5/6).
TEAMS Information 24 March 2020
Please note TEAMS is working better when students open the desktop App rather than using the online browser!
UCAS Update 24 March 2020
Please click on link to access statement from UCAS which follows on from the Government's announcement regarding exam diets.
School Closure - Update 23 March 2020
Please click on link for School Closure Update Information
Covid 19 Head Teacher Update Letter - March 2020
Please click on link for Covid 19 Head Teacher Update Letter.
Covid 19 Local Authority Update Letter - March 2020
Please click on link for Covid 19 Local Authority Update Letter.
In-school Counselling Service
Please click on link for information on how our in school counselling service will continue to support students emotional wellbeing and mental health during the period of school closure.
Helpful APPS for Students
Please click on link for some helpful APPS for students.
France Trip 2020 - Information
Please find attached letter with update information on Armadale Academy France Trip 2020.
Armadale Academy Learning Pathways
- Access the new Armadale Academy Learning Pathways website
S3 into S4 Learning Journey
Please click on link for S3 into S4 Learning Journey Parent Advice Leaflet.
Parents' Evening Booking System
Please click on link for Parents' Evening Booking System Manual.
Parentsportal.scot - if you haven't already signed up please click on the link Parentportal.scot. Services available include Annual Data Check, View Attendance, View Timetable (secondary) & access to iPayimpact. Next service due for release will be Permission Slips/Consent Forms for trips etc. Further information can be found at parentsportal.scot
Managing Pupils' Healthcare Needs in West Lothian Council Schools
Please click on link for information on managing pupils' healthcare needs in West Lothian Council schools.
Asthma Awareness Information
Please see attached NHS Lothian Asthma Awareness information.
Mental Health Support Information for Parents and Carers
Please find attached Mental Health Support Information for Parents and Carers.
Work for students in the event of 'Snow Days' can be accessed from here Family Learning
Updated Canteen Pupil Price List from 1st April 2019
Please find attached updated Canteen Pupil Price List effective from 1st April 2019.
Lunch Money & IPAY
If any students finds on occasions, they do not have any money to purchase their lunch when they are at school, they should go to the School Office to be issued with a slip for £1.00 .The slip should be given to a member of the Kitchen Staff to purchase their lunch.
Money can be added to IPAY internet system on the 'Borrowed Lunch Money' Fund. The school staff would not expect any student to go without food for a whole school day. Please ensure your child is aware what they should do if they find themselves in this situation.
Letter for Young Scot Card Holders
Please find attached letter for Young Scot Card Holders from Young Scot, Historic Houses, Historic Environment Scotland and The National Trust for Scotland.
Improvements in Attainment Poster
Please find attached Armadale Academy Improvements in Attainment Poster.
Please find attached the letter prepared by HM Inspectors following the inspection of the school. The letter and Summarised Inspection Findings (SIF) will be published on the Education Scotland website at Education Scotland
Family learning Group
Can be accessed from here
RME (Religious & Moral Education)
If any parent/carer wishes to withdraw their child from RME and Religious Observance in the school, they should contact Mr Speedie, DHT in the first instance.