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Support for Learning

Staff

  • Ms R. Mehmi (PT SfL)
  • Mrs J. Nixon (SfL teacher)
  • Mrs L. Lea (SfL assistant)
  • Mrs S. Higgins (SfL assistant)
  • Mrs C. Stevenson (SfL assistant)

Department

The Support for Learning team aim to help every child achieve their potential during their time at Stromness Academy. We offer a range of support to our students based on their learning needs. This includes literacy and numeracy interventions, one-to-one tuition, in class support and small group teaching.

We co-ordinate the support across the school, working closely with the guidance team to ensure we get it right for every child.

Every student starting at Stromness Academy is allocated a SfL teacher. Ms Mehmi has responsibility for the students in Thorfinn and Rognavald house, with Mrs Nixon looking after the students in Magnus. We also draw on support from the wider council pupil support team and health service as needed.

Facilities

The Support for Learning base is the central hub of our work. Our base consists of two offices, a classroom, a reading room, a rest room and a changing room.

Courses

Course Choice 2021-22

Princes Trust S3 2021-22

Princes Trust L4 2021-22

We also offer:

  • Fresh Start literacy teaching
  • Shine Maths numeracy teaching
  • Small group teaching for senior phase pupils
  • Spelling interventions
  • SEBD/Mental health group work
  • Hearing loss support
  • Practical helper support in vocational/technical subjects
  • Autism support lessons

Extra-curricular

The SfL base is open every break and lunchtime for students to socialise/play games and catch up with SfL team.

Homework club – support from a SfL teacher in the base on a Monday and Thursday lunchtime

Lego club – Tuesday lunchtime

Links

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Stromness Academy

***COVID-19 guidance reminder for staff and pupils returning to the classroom***(Lorraine) The Council is reminding school staff and pupils of COVID-19 measures still in place to try and keep everyone safe as they return to the classroom after the October break.The Scottish Government have been asking for some time now that people undertake twice-weekly lateral flow device tests and this has also been the case for staff and secondary pupils in schools. With all schools across the county due back on Monday, 25 October, we would appeal to all our school staff and secondary pupils to schedule one of their regular LFD tests shortly before they return – as was the advice following the summer break.Orkney Islands Council Executive Director of Education, Leisure and Housing, James Wylie, said: “Following the recent outbreak and in the build up to the October holidays we saw significant engagement in the LFD process. It is imperative that we pick up where we left off. All school staff and secondary pupils are strongly encouraged to restart twice-weekly at-home LFD testing in the week prior to return. The advice states that ideally, staff and secondary pupils should take the second weekly test either in the morning before leaving for the first day of school or the evening before.“It is really important that you record your results online, whether positive, negative or void. This helps public health experts understand what levels of COVID-19 are and can inform policy on things like future mitigations in schools.“Testing can help reduce the risks of COVID-19 outbreaks in schools. This, in turn, can help reduce the numbers of staff or children and young people that will have to self-isolate due to outbreaks.”All schools offered test kits to staff and pupils prior to the October break, which can be used for these purposes. If any staff or pupils have not received test kits, they can access them in a range of different ways, including ordering online for home delivery, or collecting kits from your nearest test site or pharmacy, such as Sutherlands in Kirkwall and Stromness, and Boots.

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