The Support for Pupils Department is a whole school resource, which provides specialist support for pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN).
Children/young people are considered to have ASN if they,
"For whatever reason, require additional support, long or short term, in order to help them make the most of their school education"
(Supporting Children’s Learning, Code of Practice, p11, 2005).
To ensure full entitlement and access for pupils with ASN to high quality education within a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum (including access to the National Curriculum) so that they can reach their full potential and enhance their self-esteem.
To stimulate and/or maintain pupil curiosity, interest and enjoyment in their own education.
To identify and assess pupils with ASN as early and thoroughly as is possible and necessary.
To fully involve parents and pupils in the identification, assessment and delivery of ASN and to strive for close co-operation between all agencies concerned and for a multi-disciplinary approach to the resolution of pertinent issues.
To meet the needs of all pupils who have ASN by offering continual and appropriate forms of educational provision by the most efficient use of all available resources.
In fulfilling these aims the Support for Pupils Department will help children/young people to,
"Develop their capacities as successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society"
Learning Across the Curriculum is available for pupils with ASN as a subject option in S3 and S4 though it may be offered as a curriculum modification for some pupils in S1 and S2 if there are significant barriers to learning. Pupils are supported to complete homework and subject revision in addition to working on basic skills in literacy, numeracy, ICT and health and well-being.
Pupils who choose to continue with the Learning Across the Curriculum option into S4 are enrolled in the Prince’s Trust Achieve Programme. This is a project based course which helps develop skills for life, learning and work while working towards attaining a Certificate in Personal Development and Employability at SCQF Level 3, 4 or 5.
Further information about the course can be viewed on the Prince’s Trust website via thislink.
The Wellbeing Resource here at Lenzie Academy provides support with social, emotional and behavioural needs. The Wellbeing Support Base known as the ‘HUB’ (Happy Understanding Base) has a warm and welcoming environment where pupils feel safe and secure. We strive to make every pupil have a feeling of connectedness to the school and provide them with opportunities to gain skills to enable them to do their best in and out of school.
Young people participate in bespoke wellbeing groups such as;