Additional Support Needs

Welcome to the Additional Support Needs Faculty

Staff

Mrs H Richards – Additional Support Needs Faculty Head

Mrs C Brook – Additional Support Needs Teacher

Mrs G Legge – Additional Support Needs Teacher

Mrs M Peck – Additional Support Needs Teacher

Mrs I Taylor – Additional Support Needs Teacher (based at primary – part-time)

Mrs A Verth – Additional Support Needs Teacher (part-time)

Mrs A McKeown – Additional Support Needs Teacher

Mrs F Mackay – Additional Support Needs Teacher

Mrs D Donald – Additional Support Needs Teacher

Mrs T Ross – Additional Support Needs Teacher (part-time)

Mr A Sherlock – Additional Support Needs Teacher

Mrs E Bain – Additional Support Needs Teacher

The Additional Support for learning Faculty – Helping pupils to help themselves.

Partnership with pupils, parents, staff, other schools , local Businesses , organisations and agencies is key to the work of the ASL Team. We endeavour to support S1-6 pupils in their day to day learning and at key stages such as transition to the academy, SQA exams, college, work and university. Whether long or short- term we appreciate the importance of knowing and understanding the individual needs of the pupil. Need is prioritised and a team of ASL Teaching staff and Pupil Support Assistants (PSA) are deployed to provide support across the school.

1:1 Support

Sometimes pupils require some additional support to develop their learning skills/study skills/literacy skills/numeracy skills/communication/interpersonal or organisational skills.  The pupils are referred via Guidance or PT ASL, to work with (depending on need) Mrs Peck (ASL /Study Skills Teacher) or with Mrs Brook (ASD Specialist) on a short term basis to develop their coping strategies, skills and confidence.

The Enhanced Learning Suite (Enhanced Provision)

In the ELS, we teach small groups of learners, offering tailored programmes of work according to their needs.

Our focus is on key literacy and numeracy skills, with some learners being offered a “boost” in these skills before joining mainstream classes.

In S3 and S4, we support learners in gaining National 2 and National 3 qualifications in English and Maths.

Learners in the ELS often have the opportunity to take part in outdoor activities, making full use of the Courtyard Garden and our wider environment, to enhance their learning experiences.

Pupil Support

B19 is a nurturing pupil support base where staff can offer various courses to address emotional, social and behavioural needs of the pupils.  We can also offer alternative courses to the mainstream curriculum where appropriate ensuring the needs of the pupils are met and any barriers to education are overcome.

ASL Courses/Awards for BGE and Senior Phase

SQA Personal Development Award

SQA Personal Achievement Award

ASDAN

Personal Finance

SQA Employability Skills

Saltire Award

S5/6 Wider Achievement Opportunities-

Happy Café/ Happy Café Enterprise

Book and Number Buddies

Peer Mentoring

Help us to help you… We offer a drop-in service at Parents’ night. We can also be contacted via Guidance.

Therapeutic Garden Information