Skills Development Scotland (SDS) in Lesmahagow High School
Adele Duffy – Careers Advisor
Work mobile: 07990908174
In School Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday – Drop-in anytime!
The school Careers Advisor works in partnership with school, parents and other partners to support all pupils to progress into a positive destination.
SDS services are outlined in a Partnership Agreement which is reviewed throughout the year.
We focus on helping young people develop an understanding of 4 key themes of Career Management Skills (CMS):
Self – achieving a clear understanding of who they are and how they fit into the world of work.
Strengths – developing an understanding of what they are good at.
Horizons – learning to visualise, plan and achieve career aspirations throughout their working life.
Networks – understanding the importance of work and social relationships in building a career.
Career Management Skills connect with Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) because an entitlement of every young person is to develop skills relevant to learning life and work.
This helps equip them with the skills and confidence they need to take their careers forward throughout their lives.
Universal Service (open to all)
Delivery of group sessions to all S2, S4, S5 and S6 covering topics such as:
Career Management Skills
Labour market information
My World of Work website (My WoW)
How to access support
If you have questions or want to book a meeting, just ask or see your Pupil Support teacher or drop-in. This is useful for answering quick questions about entry requirements or showing pupils how to access the information they need.
Adele attends Parents’ Evenings S4-6
Partnerzone (My World of Work) – resource for teachers to use with pupils to enhance CMS.
Partnerzone (My World of Work) – useful information for parents to support their child with subject choices, job hunting and developing their career.