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Helen Macindoe
Primary Education and Environmental Science
SWAP has helped me get the job I have always dreamed of!!  
 
On leaving school going to University was not an option for me due to the financial burden. After spending 17 years in the Bank I became a full time Mum.  When my son began nursery I began to look at the options for me to retrain as a Primary School Teacher.   I had looked at going to night classes to re-sit Highers (as they are out of date after 5 years) however the Careers Advisor at the college gave me information about SWAP.  The course is fantastic because you get a taste of a variety of subjects and it prepares you for University life having to write essays and study different subjects.  My college even arranged a day trip to the University of Stirling so we could have a "taster day" of Uni life.  This day changed everything for me as the University had just introduce a new Primary Teaching course with a Specialism in Environmental Science.  I began my degree at Stirling in 2008 and graduated with an Ordinary Degree in December 2011.  I have already begun teaching as a Supply teacher in local schools and can't wait to begin my probationary year in August 2012.  Thank you to all the wonderful staff at SWAP!

Helen's 2014 update
- I successfully passed my probationary year and I am now employed full-time as a primary school teacher, in a local school and I am just loving my job!
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