In recent years Armadale Academy has had a good record of Positive Destinations where students move on into University, College, Employment or Training. This session we are again on target to achieve a percentage in the 90s.

The Positive Destinations Team is made up from school staff, External Agencies and the school More Choices More Chances (MCMC) Keyworker. They form an Internal Hub which helps to support students in the transition from school. Our Internal Hub is as follows:

  • Mrs Caroll Gordon:  PTC Positive Transitions/Chair of Internal Hub
  • Mrs McGee: Depute Head Teacher
  • Callum Heath: MCMC Keyworker
  • Mick McGuire:  Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser. For more information, click here:  careers  

Mick offers a range of support to students to help develop their Career Management Skills and plans for the future; when he is in school he is based in the Collaboration Room on the first floor. 

If you are keen to speak to him, then come along to his drop in clinic in the Collaboration Room Wednesday lunch time or email him at michael.mcguire@sds.co.uk (opens new window). This is open to all year groups.

S2, S3, S4, S5 & S6 students will take part in group sessions and there is also the opportunity to arrange 1:1 appointments for students who require this support. Mick will also be in attendance at school parents' evenings/events and is happy to meet with anyone keen to see him.

My World of Work (opens new window) offers a range of support and resources for students and their parents and is a great starting point for researching your career ideas.

Further information can be found on Positive Destinations website (opens new window)