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.
Get the help you need for the career you want with Skills Development Scotland (SDS).
As young people begin to explore their future it is important that they identify their skills and strengths. Working in partnership with school staff, Kay Hannah our Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser, supports young people to prepare for this exciting stage in their lives.
Through group work and individual careers interviews Kay provides a range of support to help all Gracemount students to develop career management skills and to make well-informed decisions about their career pathways. Kay is also available at parents evenings and subject choice evenings to meet with parents/carer’s.
There’s information and advice 24 hours a day at My World of Work, our award-winning careers web service which is packed with tools and resources such as a subject choice tool, job and course search and a CV Builder. There’s also a dedicated area for parents and carers.
After school, SDS keep working with young people until they’re in a job, training, apprenticeship or further or higher education.
Our careers services aren’t just for school pupils.
SDS careers centres are open for anyone to drop in to when they need support.