The SFL department provide support to pupils with barriers to learning in order to ensure that every child has the opportunity to reach their full potential, in accordance with the 2004 ‘Additional Support for Learning’ Act.
Pupils receive support across the entire curriculum, with assistance integrated into both classroom learning as well as independent tutorials. We aim to ensure pupils become successful learners, effective contributors, responsible citizens and confident individuals.


Mrs Deborah Hislop Mr Adam Reed Mr Ben Davenport
Curriculum Leader SfL Teacher SfL Teacher
S4 – S6 All nations S1 – S3 Angles and Brits S1 – S3 Picts and Scots


Mrs Elaine Berry Miss Jasmine Ryan Mrs Liz Ivinson Mr Calvin Muttit
Mrs Karen Sloan

Ms Jung

Miss Miriam Shahzad

Ms Fraser

Mrs Marian Wootton Mrs Jo Withers (PSO)

The Role of SFL

  • Teaching – direct and cooperative
  • Assessment
  • Consultation
  • Staff Development
  • Collaborative Working – Getting it Right

Who Do We Support?

Pupils of all ages with additional support needs in the areas of:

  • Communication and Interaction
  • Cognition and Learning
  • Behaviour, Emotional and Social Development
  • Sensory and Physical

What Do We Offer?

  • In-class support across the entire curriculum
  • Early Morning Skills Group
  • Extract groups focusing on developing reading accuracy, comprehension, spelling, touch typing, auditory processing, organisational skills, visual memory skills, motor and social skills.
  • Consequence Management Programs
  • Individual Programmes of Work
  • Assess for Dyslexia
  • Monitoring of Pupils Progress/Academic Development
  • Homework/Revision Support
  • Access to word processors and IT Support (both in class and assessments)
  • Liaison to Partnership Services
  • P7/ S1 Transition Groups
  • Pupil Support Groups
  • Applications to SQA for Assessment Arrangements
  • Paired Reading Programmes

Paired Reading Programme

This is a fantastic program that supports S1 reluctant readers or pupils who need support with reading. Pupils are paired with an S6 mentor who helps them select suitable books and reads with them to build confidence.

Who Do We Work With?

Partnership and External Services Include:

  • Aspire
  • ADHD team
  • Active Schools Inclusion
  • Associated Primary Schools
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Colleges
  • Dyslexia Team
  • English Additional Language
  • Education Welfare Officer
  • Looked After Children
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Parents/Carers
  • Physiotherapists
  • Police
  • Physiological Services
  • Neighbourhood Pupil Support Co-ordinator
  • School Nurse
  • Skills Development Scotland (Careers)
  • Social Services
  • Speech and Language Therapists
  • Sports Co-ordinator
  • Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA)

Visiting Teachers Support Services (VTSS), Including services for:

  • Hearing Impairment
  • Visual Impairment
  • Social Communication
  • Challenging Behaviour

Resources for Parents & Pupils

Family Support Documents:

In response to requests from parents at the Family Support Group, the SfL department has produced several documents to help parents support their children. The following links will navigate to the relevant RHS webpage:


Following the 2009 amendments to the Additional Support for Learning Act, there are a number of important changes to the rights of parents of children with Additional Support Needs. More information can be found on the Enquire website or by calling them on 0845 123 2303.

There, you can find information and literature on:

  • extra help at school
  • going to meetings
  • people who can help, in and out of school
  • education and support
  • going to a new school
  • getting ready to leave school
  • getting help with exams
  • transition
  • transport to school
  • school attendance

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