Masterclass Timetable October - December 2021

Please click the link for the Masterclass Timetable for this session.  Thank you.   Icon for pdf Masterclass Timetable October - December 2021 [410.25KB]

Bonfire and Firework Safety

Please click on the attached for important information regarding bonfire and firework safety.   Thank you.        Deliberate Fire      Fire Misuse     Think of Others

Young Carers Group

Please see attached for information and details on how to join Armadale Academy Young Carers Group.  Thank you.   Icon for pdf AA Young Carers Group [255.46KB]

Friday Night Youth Club

Please click on the link for information regarding the Friday Night Youth Club.  Thank you.   Icon for pdf Friday Night Youth Club [338.69KB]

Extra Curricular Timetable Term 1 2021-22

Please click on the link for information regarding the Extra Curricular Timetable for this term.  Thank you.   Icon for pdf Extra Curricular Timetable Term 1 2021-22 [415.99KB]

Re-Coursing Requests

If you need to speak to a member of staff with regards to re-coursing then please fill out a request by completing the following form.    Re-coursing Requests

SQA Alternative Certification Model 2021 Update

Please see attached SQA Alternative Certification Model 2021 Update from Mr Paris, Head Teacher. Thank you. Icon for pdf SQA Alternative Certification Model 2021 Update [332.23KB]

Schools Asymptomatic Testing Programme Survey

Surveys for Secondary School Pupils and Parents/Guardians of Secondary Pupils

The Scottish Government would like your help to improve the schools asymptomatic testing programme.

What is the Schools Asymptomatic Testing Programme?

Some people may have COVID-19 but not have any symptoms. The testing programme aims to help secondary school pupils and staff in schools and childcare settings to find out if they have the virus, so that they and their close contacts can self-isolate. This should help reduce the extent to which the COVID-19 is likely to be passed on in school/childcare communities, reducing the likelihood of outbreaks.

Why are we being asked to complete a survey?

The Scottish Government would like to learn how to improve the testing experience for school communities. In order to do this, we are asking secondary school pupils and the parents/guardians of secondary pupils a few questions about their experience of and views on the testing programme. The surveys should take about 5-10 minutes to complete. Pupils aged 15 and under will be prompted to discuss their participation in the survey with a parent or guardian.

Please watch this short video from Professor Jason Leitch encouraging people to participate: https://youtu.be/nMletsFhOBU.

Do we have to fill out the surveys?

Your participation in the surveys is voluntary. You may choose not to participate. If you do decide to participate, you may withdraw at any time. All replies are anonymous. We will only use the information you provide to help improve the testing programme and the support we give to those involved. Thank you for your help.

Is anyone else being asked to do a survey?

Yes, we will be asking school staff and others involved in managing the testing programme for their views too.

Links to the surveys

Here are the links to the surveys:

·         Survey for secondary school pupils (click on the underlined text/hyperlink)

·         Survey for parents/guardians of secondary school pupils (click on the underlined text/hyperlink)

If you have any questions about these surveys, please feel free to get in touch with clare.magill@gov.scot.

 

Coach Academy West Lothian programme for 2021/2022

Active Schools and Community Sport are now recruiting for the Coach Academy West Lothian programme for 2021/2022.  Pupils will receive coaching qualifications and mentoring throughout the year. 

Please see Active Schools Coordinators, Karen Brodie & Kelly Keogh, or email karen.brodie@westlothian.org.uk for more information. 

Applications are completed online (using link below) and the deadline is Monday 31 May. 

https://forms.office.com/r/aGdfxgUsw9 

Icon for pdf Coach Academy West Lothian programme for 2021/2022 [236.5KB]

 

E-SGOIL STUDY SUPPORT 2021

Please click on the link for E-Sgoil Study Support 2021 information.  Thank you.   E-SGOIL STUDY SUPPORT 2021

SAAS Funding Awareness Team Workshops

Previously at this time of year, the SAAS (Student Awards Agency for Scotland) Funding Awareness Team would be contacting you to set up their annual in-school application workshops.  This year, they will be running these remotely, due to Covid-19 restrictions.  

SAAS

During these workshops, they will deliver their funding presentation and offer assistance to Scottish students to help them to complete their 2021/22 funding application.   

Students can sign up for one of these events here - Scottish Student Funding Application Workshops (eventbrite.co.uk).  

If you are planning on studying at HNC, HND or Degree level at College or University this year please see list below, explaining what students will need to bring with them to the workshop.  

Students will need the following information to enable them to complete their applications: 

Email address 

National insurance number 

The name of your college/university  

The full title of your course 

District of birth (this can be found on your birth certificate) 

Bank account number and sort code number - if you are applying for a bursary or student loan 

If you are applying for a student loan or fee loan, the name, address and phone number of 

two contacts. Please ensure these contacts live at two different addresses 

If your household income is less than £34,000, details of your parents'/ step-parent's /parent's partner's income for tax year 19-20.  

You do not need this for the workshop. You can save your application and complete this section at a later stage 

Do You Have Questions About Mental Health

Do you have questions about mental health?  Well we want to hear from you!!  Brian Costello for Headstrong will be chatting with students, answering questions and providing advice on a wide range of emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.  Click the link to hear from Brian and find out how you can get your questions answered.

 https://youtu.be/8SAc-rNrqt4

Senior Phase Students - National Qualifications - What You Need to Know for 2021

Please find attached booklet from SQA 'What You Need to Know for 2021' for your information.   Thank you.   Icon for pdf National Qualifications - What You Need to Know for 2021 [3.56MB]

Supporting Students Return to School

We are looking forward to welcoming students back into school as part of the planned phased return and recognise that some students may have some concerns or anxiety about returning to school.  We are keen to help and support where possible.

Please complete this form and a member of the Student Support Team will be in touch to listen, discuss and arrange supports that we can provide.

http://bit.ly/Supporting_Students_Return_to_School

Senior Phase Coursing Arrangements

The planned arrangements for S4 and S5 coursing to take place via Teams calls has been changed. Students will now complete their coursing upon their return to school the week beginning 15th March (S4) and 22nd March (S5). Additional information regarding the courses on offer will follow next week. 

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. Icon for pdf COVID 19 Asymptomatic Testing Letter [624.78KB]   Icon for pdf Privacy Notice [594.45KB]   Icon for pdf Covid Testing Consent Form [128.73KB]

Head Teacher Update for all Senior Phase Students 5 February 2021

Please see attached letter for all Senior Phase Students from Mr Paris, Head Teacher.   Thank you.   Icon for pdf Head Teacher Update for all Senior Phase Students 5 February 2021 [303.91KB]

Health and Wellbeing update November 2020

Please click on the link below for the health and wellbeing update on relationships,sexual health and parenthood.

Health and wellbeing update November 2020

Study Support Timetable 2020-21

Please click on linkIcon for pdf Study support timetable [395.28KB]

TEAMS Codes  S1 - S6 

Teams Codes for students S1 - S6 can be found on the following links.

Icon for pdf S1 TEAMS CODES [418.67KB]

Icon for pdf S2 TEAMS CODES UPDATED 14 SEPT [259.01KB]

Icon for pdf S3 TEAMS CODES UPDATED 14 SEPTEMBER [265.02KB]

Icon for pdf S4-S6 TEAMS CODES UPDATED 14 SEPTEMBER [377.1KB]

Health and Wellbeing Update August 2020

Please click on the links below for Armadale Academy Health and Wellbeing Update for August 2020.   Thank you.

https://bit.ly/AA_Wellbeing_Update_August

http://bit.ly/Wellbeing_Concenrs

 

SQA Results Day 2020 - How We Awarded This Years' Qualifications

Please click on the link below for information from SQA on how this years' qualifications were awarded.   Thank you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCE-XEpH37c

Helpful APPS for Students

Please click on link for some helpful APPS for students.   Icon for pdf Helpful APPS for Students [216.64KB]

Armadale Academy Learning Pathways

Please click on link for new Armadale Academy Learning Pathways website

Reporting Incident of Bullying and Wellbeing Concerns

When a learner reports a bullying or wellbeing concern through this link it will be picked up and acted upon by the Student Support Team.   Thank You.