Small class sizes, very good adult-child ratios and an experienced teaching team mean that young people benefit from a tailored and flexible approach to learning. This involves at times, one-to-one attention from staff.
Our aim is to support our young people to re-engage with learning, raise attainment and to develop skills for learning, life and work.
Children and young people at primary and early secondary stages follow the broad general education with a particular focus on the development of literacy, numeracy and health wellbeing.
In the senior phase (from S4) we offer a wide range of SQA courses including National Qualifications from National 2-5, short courses focussing on special interests, employability skills and Youth Achievement Awards.
Young people who are not ready to attend school are supported by our learning coordinators, to continue learning in their houses. This helps them re-engage with learning, build their confidence and gradually join their peers in the school at their own pace. Whenever possible, we will include children and young people in local mainstream schools.
Health and Wellbeing, including a comprehensive personal and social education programme is at the heart of the young people’s personalised pathways, planning and timetables.
These sessions can be delivered by a range of staff and in a range of contexts.
Young people’s progress across all aspects of their learning is monitored and tracked and adjustments made as necessary.