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
  • Barry Speedie: Depute Head Teacher
  • Laura Donaldson: MCMC Keyworker
  • Louise Russell:  Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser

Louise offers a range of support to students to help develop their Career Management Skills and plans for the future; when she is in school she is based in the careers office within the library.

If you are keen to speak to her then drop in at interval on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday, ask Dr Carter or contact Louise directly at

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. Louise will also be in attendance at school parents' evenings/events and happy to meet with anyone keen to see her.

My World of Work 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