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SWISS TRIP 2024Parents, please check emails regarding a Swiss trip letter. This has crucial dates and amounts regarding final payments, GHIC/EHIC cards, kit lists, itinerary and other important information. If you do not receive this letter, please contact the school office who will update your email address on our system and ensure you get a copy. A copy has also been added to the Microsoft Team that your child is a member of, should you or they need it. There will also be a parents information evening for the trip during the week beginning 18th March. An update of confirmed times and location will come in due course.Thank you.

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Support for Learning

Staff

  • Mrs J. Nixon (Acting PT)
  • Ms C. McCulloch (SfL teacher)
  • Ms G. Harcus (SfL teacher)
  • Mrs L. Lea (SfL assistant)
  • Mrs C. Stevenson (SfL assistant)
  • Mrs S. Thomson (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

  • 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

BBC Bitesize

MyMaths

Sumdog

Last Updated on 15th January 2024 by F Sinclair

Mental Health Resources & Support

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.