Home » Curriculum » Departments » Support for Learning

Support for Learning

Staff

  • Ms R. Mehmi (PT SfL)
  • Mrs J. Nixon (SfL teacher)
  • Ms C. MacKay (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

We currently 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

Facebook

9 hours ago

Stromness Academy

Winter Community Bookings

It feels too early in the year to be thinking about winter community bookings, however, time will soon disappear. At the moment we aren’t accepting any bookings for the Academy in the near future but we would like all out clubs/organisations who use our facilities to think about what they might like to book over the winter. Please email our admin mailbox for a booking form and we will deal with your request as soon as possible. All forms should be returned by email to the Admin mailbox at the Academy.

Thank You See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

Lockdown Lowdown – An Online Newspaper by S2

Stromness Academy Online Newspaper

On March the 23 rd Boris Johnson put the whole country in lockdown because of the Covid- 19 outbreak. The lockdown has put nearly everything to a stop but farming, here in Orkney as elsewhere, still continues. For many farmers Spring is the busiest time of the year.

Disclaimer

Stromness Academy seeks to ensure that the information published on its website is up-to-date and accurate. However, the information on the website does not constitute legal or professional advice and Stromness Academy cannot accept any liability for actions or consequences arising from its use. Stromness Academy cannot be held responsible for the contents of any other website accessed through a link on our site. Stromness Academy provides these links as a convenience and inclusion of a link does not imply endorsement by Stromness Academy of an external site.