Pupil Support

Departmental Aims

Braes High Pupil Support Department aims to provide support for pupils who, for a variety of reasons, are experiencing difficulties coping with mainstream education. These difficulties may be associated with their ability to learn - eg difficulties of a dyslexic nature or may be social, emotional and/or behavioural.

The Pupil Support Department:

• offers proactive and co-ordinated support to pupils presenting significant barriers to learning
• contributes to the wider whole-school support system for individuals and groups of pupils
• works with external agencies and Parent/Carers in meeting the needs of individuals and groups
• provides individualised packages of support that address areas of difficulty to enable progress in mainstream education
• contributes to wider school supports, including groupwork, whole class support and staff consultation
• leads the school's Nurture programme through the Best of You Base
• works with the Pastoral Team and external agencies to develop a holistic approach to support learning
• collaborates with primary and Inclusion and Wellbeing Service colleagues to support transitions

Any pupil with significant additional support needs (ASN) will be allocated a Key Teacher from the Pupil Support Department who will take responsibility for co-ordinating the support plans for that young person, in partnership with the House Team. Parent/Carer involvement will be a major feature of any plans.

Further detail on our supports can be found in our Pupil Support Handbook or by contacting Janine White, Faculty Head of Pupil Support (janine.white@falkirk.gov.uk).

Janine White

Faculty Head of Pupil Support

Kevin Deane

Pupil Support Teacher

Alyson Murray

Pupil Support Teacher

Diane McIntyre

Pupil Support Teacher

Lynsey King

Pupil Support Teacher

Tom Holt

Pupil Support Teacher

Pupil Support