Support For Pupils
The Support for Pupils team is responsible for the pastoral care of individual pupils. We aim to get to know each pupil well and to provide support in all aspects of their school life.
Happy, Safe and Achieving their potential @ Gracemount High School
The Support for Pupils Teacher is the principal point of contact between home and school and one of their more important functions is to offer support to the pupil and to the parent.
They will offer advice on the curriculum and careers. They also process information to/from teachers, parents, pupils and other agencies; write reports & references; track and monitor attendance, behaviour and progress.
In addition Personal and Social Education (PSE) lessons are delivered to all pupils. The calendar for each year group can be seen below. The aim of these lessons is to help develop our pupils as Confident Individuals, Successful Learners, Effective Contributors, and Responsible Citizens with high personal expectations and respect for others.
Support for Learning is an integrated part of Support for Pupils.
The team comprises of a PT and 5 Learning Assistants. Its main function is to plan to meet the needs of pupils with barriers to learning such as Dyslexia, ADHD, Autism, and more. In addition they provide targeted support for pupils who meet the Council’s exceptionality criteria.
Previously known as Guidance, the Support for Pupils structure consists of three Houses named after Scottish islands: Lewis, Skye and Tiree.
If a pupil is experiencing any difficulties they should talk to the staff in the Pupil Support Base. We would also encourage parents to contact us at an early stage with any concerns they may have.
Please find below a list of Support for Learning Videos, along with the links to click on in order to view the video:
How to use the immersive reader in Microsoft apps. Covers immersive readers in assignments (up to 2:04); word (up to 3:25) Then PowerPoint into keynote and using iPad text to speech functions. One Note/class notebook (immersive reader starts about 5:10)
iPad Read Aloud
Film 1 – How to get your iPad to read aloud: Using inbuilt iPad reader
iPad Speak Words to you
Film 2 – How to get your ipad to speak words to you. Using inbuilt ipad immersive reader to speak text in websites
Using Dictation – speech to text
Splitting the screen on your iPad