|Curriculum & Assessment
The following areas of the curriculum are taught in line with the 5-14 National Programme.
The following levels of attainment are common to all 5-14 curriculum areas :
Level A should be attainable in the course of P1-P3 by almost all pupils.
Level B should be attainable by some pupils in P3 or even earlier, but certainly by most in P4.
Level C should be attainable in the course of P4-P6 by almost all pupils.
Level D should be attainable by some pupils in P5-P6 or even earlier, but certainly by most in P7.
Level E should be attainable by some pupils in P7-S1, but certainly by most in S2.
Level F should be attainable in part by some pupils, and completed by a few pupils, in the course of P7-S2.
Records are kept of each pupil's progress at every stage through the school and reports are issued annually to parents. Relevent information that will be of value to the secondary school is passed to Whitburn Academy before pupils are transferred.
Children With Special Needs
It is not always possible for children who have special difficulties in learning to be given the help and attention they require by the class teacher. In some cases additional assistance by the learning support staff is sufficient to meet the need, while, in others the pupils are referred to the Support for Learning services for investigation. Parents of such children are consulted and kept informed of developments.
School Liaison Group (SLG)
This group has been set up to provide support for children, parents and school. The group includes representatives from school staff, educational psychological services, support for learning services, school medical department, educational welfare department and social work department.
The meetings are chaired by the Head Teacher and the needs of individual children are discussed. Parents are asked for their consent for their child to be discussed at the meeting and are also invited to attend.
Children can be referred by parents who should first of all discuss their concerns with the teacher. Any membor of the group may also refer children.
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