Taic do Dhaoine Òga - Duilleag na h-Àrd-Sgoile
Support for Young People
The school has a duty to ensure that all pupils have equal access to the curriculum, with appropriate support for their needs if required. This applies to the content of lessons, teaching strategies and minor adaptations to the school environment. There are a wide range of factors which may act as a barrier to learning. We are committed to working closely with parents and carers to ensure that they are fully involved in any decisions about support for their children’s needs.
Any parent or carer seeking further advice regarding this policy should contact the Headteacher in the first instance.
Further information relating to additional support needs is available on the Glasgow City Council website.
Information on the Glasgow City Councils’ Parental Involvement Strategy can also be found here.
All staff in Àrd-sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu have a clear responsibility for the welfare of young people.
In addition, all young people are given a Pastoral Care teacher on entering the school. This provides a vital link between home and school as the pastoral care teacher has an ‘all-round’ picture of a pupil’s progress and general health and well-being. In most cases, a parent’s first point of contact with the school will be the pastoral care teacher.
Other support for pupils is provided by class tutors in the first 10 minutes of each day and by the Support for Learning Team, if required.
We are fully committed to meeting the needs of all pupils and hold regular meetings at which we plan for those who might benefit from additional support. Full discussion is held with parents and carers and outcomes are planned and agreed in partnership.
Any parent/carer seeking further advice regarding support for their child should contact the Headteacher in the first instance.
Cùram Aoghaireil | Pastoral Care
Every pupil entering the school is assigned to a particular member of the Pastoral Care Team who becomes responsible for the individual pupil for their whole school career. The areas that are the responsibilities of the Pastoral Care Team are: Curricular, Personal and Vocational.
Delivery of Personal and Social Education Programme
We at Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu believe that education is greatly enhanced when school and parents work together as a partnership. We welcome contact from parents at any time. Therefore should you wish to discuss any matter relating to your child’s education please do not hesitate to contact your son/daughter’s Pastoral Care teacher. The Pastoral Care Teachers also have a teaching commitment and if he/she is unavailable, office staff will be pleased to take a message and the Pastoral Care Teacher will phone back whenever he/she is able to do so. In matters of urgency, parents will be put through to either the Headteacher or Depute.
Taic do Ionnsachadh | Support for Learning
Every teacher in Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu has a responsibility for meeting the needs of each and every young person in their class.
The Support for Language Learning Department in Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu works alongside the pupils, staff and parents of the school and its associated partners, to identify and address barriers to learning in our school. Together with support from specialist agencies, such as the Glasgow Dyslexia Support Service, the Hearing Impairment Inclusion Support Service and Psychological Services, we support the learning experience of all young people.
The Support for Language Learning Department supports teaching and learning in a number of ways:
• In class support:
Support for Learning Workers can provide targeted in class support to assist pupils in S1 – S6.
• Development of resources:
The Department works with class teachers to develop differentiated resources which assist young people
to gradually build the skills they need for achieve their potential in school.
• ICT provision:
The Department can provide laptops to pupils who feel that they could benefit from using ICT in class.
• Supporting Young People in their National Qualifications:
Some young people require additional support in their SQA exams; the Department works closely with the SQA co-ordinator to ensure that all pupils possess the tools necessary for success in these examinations.
Further information on Alternative Assessment Arrangements can be accessed here (PDF).
• The Department also carries out 1:1 and small group support work. As a department, we focus on building skills for Learning, Life and Work. As young people progress through Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu, they become less dependent on intervention and more confident in applying the skills and techniques they have developed to overcome what were previously barriers to success.
• Supporting effective transitions:
The Department works closely with colleagues in Pastoral Care to support young people in their transition from primary to secondary school.
• Short term interventions:
Throughout their time at school a young person may experience a short term difficulty that requires some extra support in school; the Support for Language Learning Department can assist in making such provision.
Provision of information and training to staff on a variety of issues. We have also run training events for
parents/guardians. If you have any suggestions for future events we would love to hear them.
Provision of information and training to staff on a variety of issues. We have also run training events for parents/guardians. If you have any suggestions for future events we would love to hear them.
At Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu we know that good outcomes depend on strong partnerships between parents, schools and everyone in Education Services. As a Department we strive to work with others to improve the outcomes for each and every young person in Our School.