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Support for Learning


Ms Hirsch - Principal Teacher Support for Learning

Mrs Watt- Support for Learning Teacher

Learning Assistants

Miss Dixon
Mrs Dow
Mrs Louden
Mrs MacDonald
Mrs  Smith
Mrs Wilde

Mrs McLaughlin



  • To support colleagues in implementing the school policy on Support for Learning.
  • To provide appropriate support to individual students, both in subject classes, and in tutorial/group settings as appropriate, to ensure that the effects of learning difficulties or disabilities are minimized, and to offer specialised programmes to develop necessary language and learning skills
  • To promote understanding of additional support needs throughout the school and to work closely with other colleagues in developing effective teaching and learning approaches for pupils with additional support needs.
  • To work closely with colleagues to identify and implement assessment strategies and ensure that the results are reported to parents.
  • To involve parents in the planning of their son’s/daughter’s progression throughout secondary school.

Links to useful information

Autism Scotland:

Dyslexia Scotland:

Scottish Qualifications Authority - Guide to Assessment Arrangements for parents

All children and young people have an entitlement to an educational experience of the highest quality. All staff at Beeslack Community High School are committed to the effective inclusion of all pupils in the life of the school. However, some pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN) may require extra support to help remove barriers to learning to enable them to access the curriculum and get the most from their time at school. The role of the Support for Learning team is to offer assistance to these pupils, their teachers and parents.

In addition, staff

  • Work closely with all primary schools who have pupils enrolling at Beeslack to ensure the smooth transition of pupils with ASN to the High School
  • Gather up to date information and strategies about pupils with ASN which are shared with all staff
  • Organise the Paired Reading programme in S1 to encourage reading for pupils to develop their literacy skills
  • Offer support with homework in the library each week where pupils receive support from subject teachers and S6 students
  • Coordinate the team of Learning Assistants to ensure pupils with ASN are supported effectively in class
  • Work co-operatively in classes and in consultation with subject teachers to help make the curriculum accessible for all pupils


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Edinburgh Road
EH26 0QF


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