The Pupil Support Department (formerly the Support for Learning Department) aims to meet the needs of pupils with additional support needs through our staged intervention process.

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Our staged intervention process incorporates the five main roles of Support for Learning: tutoring and class teaching; co-operative teaching with class or subject teachers; consultancy for staff and parents; providing specialist services; and staff development.

Our staged intervention process has four stages:

Stage 1 is a cause for concern level raised by teachers to the Pupil Support Department with class/department teachers planning their own intervention.

Stage 2 is a consultation, assessment and individual tutorial level of support for pupils referred to Pupil Support by the class/subject teacher who have continued additional support needs.

Stage 3 is an individual tutorial level of support for pupils who have been assessed as having sustained learning difficulties and may be eligible for additional assessment arrangements for the SQA exams.

Stage 4 is for pupils who require long-term outside agency intervention and they will have a Coordinated Support Plan. Children may have an Individualised Educational Programme.  We are involved in supporting pupils across the spectrum of Additional Needs including pupils with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia.