Covid Testing Kits
All Senior Phase pupils who have been in school for practical sessions this week have been spoken to regarding the Covid testing kits available in school. If your son/daughter has brought home a consent form can you please ensure they complete and return it as soon as possible if they wish to participate in the testing programme.
Pupils are being asked to do this voluntarily and if your son/daughter does not have a consent form it may be that they have chosen not to participate.
Thank you for your continued support.
Senior Phase Coursing and SQA Update
Please click on the link for presentation from Information Evening on 25 February. Thank you.
Senior Phase Coursing Arrangements
Please see attached information letter regarding Senior Phase Coursing Arrangements. Thank you.
Students interested in a University Pathway
A West Lothian event aimed at S3 and above interested in a university pathway and their parents/carers will take place on Wednesday 24 February from 6.30 - 7.30pm. Edinburgh, Stirling and Napier Universities will all speak at the event and it's open to all schools. Please sign up to the event using the following link:
Head Teacher Update for week ending 19 February 2021
Please see attached Head Teacher Update for week ending 19 February. Thank you.
S4 - S6 COVID Testing
Testing kits will only be issued in the first instance to those students who have been invited to attend school, this is in an effort to avoid school based transmission. Testing kits can be collected between 9am and 3pm (1pm Friday) or the student's first day back in school. Consent forms may be signed on collection.
COVID 19 Asymptomatic Testing Programme for S4 - S6 Students Only
Please find attached COVID 19 Asymptomatic Testing Letter, Privacy Notice and Consent Form for the attention of all S4-S6 students and their parents/carers. These documents have also been sent by Groupcall e mail. Please note the consent form must be printed, signed and returned to the school, if you do not have access to a printer, copies are available from the school office, these can be completed when collecting your first Test kit. Thank you.
Senior Phase Information Evening
The re-scheduled Senior Phase Information Evening will take place on 25 February 2021 from 6-7pm where we will discuss the latest SQA information and our planned 'Your Future' nights. A link to join the meeting will be sent closer to the time. Thank you.
Head Teacher Update for all Senior Phase Students 5 February 2021
Please see attached Head Teacher Update for all Senior Phase Students. Thank you.
Update from SQA on Senior Phase Exam Arrangements
Please see attached Update from SQA on Senior Phase Exam arrangements -
S2 into S3 Information Evening
Please click on the attached link for an overview of the S2 into S3 Information Evening held on Monday 25 January. Thank you.
Armadale Academy Remote Learning: Parent/Carer Survey
Armadale Academy is a listening school and we welcome your feedback. Please complete this short survey which will allow us to gather your views and evaluate our remote learning provision by clicking the link. http://bit.ly/2Y13PJS
Supporting Remote Learning
At Armadale Academy, we fully understand the challenges brought about by the current lockdown and the difficulty some pupils may have in accessing online materials through TEAMS. In September, we conducted a survey with all pupils to identify those who did not have a suitable device at home to help them complete work and issued a number of school laptops and routers to support their learning. As such, we have already distributed over 70 laptops to pupils who were previously limited to working on their phones or on paper.
However, we understand that this is a fluid situation and that the current lockdown may lead to increased pressure on families who have more than one child at home requiring access and/or parents and carers who need the devices for their own work.
If you require a school laptop or do not have Wi-Fi at home then please email Emma Reid (Acting Depute) in the first instance:
You will then be contacted and we will arrange a time for your child to collect a laptop from the school office. Please note, your child needs to log in to the laptop from the school with their details before taking it home in order for it to work.
If your child is unable to come into school to pick this up then we will try to make alternative arrangements.
We also have a number of Wi-Fi routers available if you do not currently have internet access. If you would benefit from one of these then please email and we will arrange a time to collect.
S4 - S6 National Qualifications Arrangements
Please click on the links below for important information regarding S4 - S6 National Qualifications Arrangements. Thank you.
S3-6 NHS Lothian Vaccination Information
Please read information in attached document from NHS Lothian regarding Teenage Booster and Meningitis Vaccinations. Thank You.
Study Support Timetable 2020-21
Please click on link
Parents' Evening Booking System
Please click on link for Parents' Evening Booking System Manual and Video Meeting Information. Thank you.
Letter for Parents/Carers from NHS Lothian Public Health
Please click on the link for letter for Parents/Carers from NHS Lothian Public Health. Thank you.
Revised Term Dates Session 2020/21
Please click on the link to view the revised term dates which have been confirmed for the current session 2020/21 and dates for next session 2021/22. Thank you. https://www.westlothian.gov.uk/article/64843/School-Terms-and-Holidays-
Coronavirus - Jason Leitch Letter on Testing and Common Colds - August 2020
Please click on the link for letter from Jason Leitch, National Clinical Director. Thank you.
Test and Protect Guidelines
Can we please remind students that they must remain on campus at all times during the school day in order to comply with Test and Protect Guidelines from the Scottish Government. Thank you for your co-operation.
In order to minimise S6 students signing in and out of school, all S6 students should remain on campus during private study periods. However, if S6 students have a number of study periods in succession and no other classes for the remainder of the day then they may sign out and return home for the remainder of the day.
Bring Your Own Device - Secure Storage in PE
If students are bringing their own device to school, students must ensure that when they attend PE their devices, and other valuables, are either stored securely in students own lockers or in the valuables box provided by PE. The PE valuables box will be securely stored at all times for the duration of their lesson and valuables will be returned at the conclusion of the lesson. If students do not use their own lockers or PE valuables box then we cannot be responsible for any loss, theft or damage to devices.
'Bring Your Own Device' Information Letter 11 August 2020
Please click on the link for letter from Mr McKay, Depute Head Teacher regarding 'Bring Your Own Device'
Health and Wellbeing Update August 2020
Please click on the links below for Armadale Academy Health and Wellbeing Update for August 2020. 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.
Helpful APPS for Students
Please click on link for some helpful APPS for students.
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.
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
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.