Many students, regardless of ability level, will require additional support at some point during their time at school. The Support for Learning Department at Forrester High School works closely with pupils, subject departments, Pupil Support Leaders, specialists and parents/guardians to support the needs of our students.
The role of the Support for Learning Department is vast, but fundamentally we must ensure that we are meeting all learners’ needs. In addition to offering in-class support, CPD and specialist input, the Support for Learning Department offers varied group work opportunities for our young people. These range from intensive literacy support programmes, numeracy extraction groups and coming soon is the return of a Therapy Inclusion Partnership (TIP) group where allied health professionals work with education ensuring the inclusion of pupils.
Support for Learning work very closely with our local primary schools in getting to know pupils and working to ensure a smooth transition to secondary school. We offer an enhanced transition to pupils who are moving into S1 that may need additional support with this.
The Support for Learning Department includes an Enhanced Learning Provision (ELP) which allows the needs of pupils with social, emotional or behavioural difficulties to be met within the school.
A specialist English as an Additional Language (EAL) teacher also visits the school on a weekly basis to provide support to pupils for whom English is not their first language.
Additional Support for Learning (ASL) teachers also support the department in ensuring pupils are supported. From this service we often have visiting teachers working on Literacy and Dyslexia targeted support and ASD specialists.
If you have any queries about Support for Learning in Forrester High School, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Support for Learning staff are also available at all Parent Evenings for consultation.
Mrs I McGinnis – Support for Learning Leader
Ms S Weatherston – Support for Learning (ELP) Teacher
Ms H Kennedy – Support for Learning Teacher
Mrs C Epp – Learning Assistant
Mrs L Lloyd – Learning Assistant
Mrs C Rankin – Learning Assistant
Mr B Cook – Learning Assistant
Mr T Irving – Learning Assistant