Skills Development Scotland provides the following support to school pupils:
- Web Service: offering information, and a range of interactive tools, to help with career planning and decision making. Log on and register on www.myworldofwork.co.uk
- Telephone service: if you would like to speak to someone, their Contact Centre is open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 5.30pm. Call 0800 917 8000.
For those still requiring help they can offer an individual appointment in school. Charlene Duncan is the Careers Advisers with Skills Development Scotland. Charlene is in the Careers Room every Tuesday and Thursday. Pupils can come along to the Drop In Clinic every Tuesday and Thursday P5A lunchtime. Alternatively, they can request an appointment from their Head of House.
Our School Improvement Plans for school year 2017-2018 have been issued. To download/view, please click on the links below:
A great result for St Kentigern’s Academy Blackburn following a glowing report from Education Scotland Inspectors.
The report on our recent Education Scotland Inspection was published at the end of August and we received praise across the board from Education Scotland, with staff commitment to ensuring students from all backgrounds were fully included in all areas of school life noted as a particular strength.
We are delighted that the hard work and commitment of staff and students has been recognised and, also, the positive impact the whole community has on the success of our students, whatever their backgrounds. We would also like to thank parents and staff for their continued support of the school, as we have no doubt that this report could not have been achieved without everyone’s ongoing help and co-operation.
To see the letter issued by the school post inspection click here. To access the report from Education Scotland click here.
Congratulations to all our Senior Phase students on achieving the best Higher Exam results ever, with 70% of our S5 students achieving 1 or more level 6 qualifications, 43% achieving 3 or more level 6, and 25% achieving 5 or more. That means 52 students achieving 5 Level 6 qualifications.
Add into this very strong S4 and S6 results and it clearly a very strong showing in this year’s exams. More information is available on the West Lothian Courier site at http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/west-lothian-students-achieve-record-10951966
Executive councillor for education, David Dodds said: “It’s fantastic to see exam results continuing to improve in West Lothian, with our best ever set of exam results again this year. Progress is also being made to help our lowest performing pupils achieve more than ever before as well.”
Link to the report: https://education.gov.scot/inspection-reports/west-lothian/5509939
St Kentigern's Academy has launched our Show My Homework portal. Show My Homework allows both parents and students to login to view homework assignments. Link to the website is: https://stkentigerns.showmyhomework.co.uk/school/homeworks/calendar