(a) COMPUTERS The school now has more than 100 modern PC systems available in school. Seventeen are housed in our computer suite & the remainder are in the classrooms, giving an average of 4 computers per room. All computers in the school are networked & all have filtered access to the internet.
(b) LEARNING SUPPORT Class Teachers are able to call upon the
expertise of our Learning Support Teachers whenever a pupil experiences difficulties with the curriculum. Appropriate steps can therefore be taken to overcome any immediate problem. Where this is considered severe or long term the school will notify the parents and arrange an interview with them.
The Learning Support Teachers can also provide help and support for pupils who require a more demanding curriculum. SfL staff ,as part of their normal teaching duties do support small groups of pupils as part of a short block or sometimes over the longer term. In this instance it is not necessary to contact parents formally.
(c) SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS The school is required to cater for
pupils with severe or Special Educational Needs. This of course can include pupils who are physically handicapped, have specific learning difficulties or have behaviour/emotional difficulties. Each case is considered on its own and a Record of Needs may be granted after consultation with parents and other interested parties e.g. School Doctor, School Psychologist etc. Care Assistants and/or additional Teaching Staff may be appointed to assist with the demands of any such pupils.
(d) HOMEWORK The main purpose of homework is to keep parents
aware of the standard of work their children are producing and to encourage parents to take an active interest in this. Furthermore homework introduces pupils to a form of work which is essential to full achievement in Secondary Education and beyond.
N.B. We would respectfully request parents to sign or initial all completed homework.
(e) RELIGIOUS EDUCATION School assemblies are held every week in the school. Sometimes these are whole school assemblies conducted by the Head Teacher, whilst at other times they are departmental assemblies conducted by the heads of departments.
N.B. Parents wishing to exercise their rights to have pupils excluded from R.E. are asked to consult with the Head Teacher.
(f) EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Curling Musical Groups
Cross Country Discos
Cycling Proficiency Football
These activities are currently offered to senior pupils or the whole school depending on the nature of the event. Most are pursued outwith normal school hours. Parents, as well as staff take an active part in these.