At Cross Arthurlie, we are keen to work with parents in helping children overcome their difficulties as they occur.
Many children have difficulties from time to time - sometimes with learning, sometimes with behaviour.
Some are temporary; others are longer term.
We have a process in place to ensure that we detect, deal with and track difficulties as effectively as possible.
|| the class teacher will report any concerns to the appropriate promoted member of staff, who would then assess the situation and decide whether a different approach or different set of tasks would be helpful.
Parents would be informed at an early stage so that more expert help could be sought if this was necessary.
||If these difficulties persist, teachers would report their concerns to the Depute Head Teacher, whose remit contains the responsibility for support for learning. The nature of a child's difficulty would be assessed and strategies for support would be discussed. Again, parents would be kept informed of this.
Regular reviews of a child's progress would be held following the implementation of these strategies and decisions would be altered according to how well the pupil progressed.
||Our inclusion facilitator, Mrs McGrane, provides support for learning and is able to provide us with more expert and detailed advice. Our Educational Psychologist would be involved when previous strategies have proved unsuccessful or when concerns regarding a child are more serious. |
Please contact the school if you would like to discuss any aspect of Additional Support Needs with us.
Cross Arthurlie has been awarded Dyslexia Friendly School status by Dyslexia ScotWest.
Dyslexia is a specific learning difficulty, where a child is having difficulty with aspects of reading or writing when there is a clear difference between these and the way they perform in other areas of school work.
Mrs McGrane is our Inclusion Facilitator and also a Dyslexia Advisor. She will be happy to give you advice and information on all aspects of Specific Learning Difficulties. (or visit Dyslexia ScotWest's website. )
Assessments may be carried out by Mrs McGrane and John Pugh (our Educational Psychologist) to establish the extent and severity of the problems that your child may be facing. parents will be kept fully informed throughout all stages of the process.