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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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1 month ago

Stromness Academy

On Monday 21st June, pupils took part in their first Sports day since 2019, with great success! Pupils in every year group took part in athletics, rounders, football, hockey, fun events, netball, badminton, dodgeball and volleyball. It was great to see such healthy competition with pupils trying their best to win for their house and displaying excellent sporting conduct at the same time. In S2, R house ran out the winners with a particularly strong showing in the Athletics. In S3, M ran out the victors with particularly strong results in Badminton and Football. In S4, R won with strong results in Athletics and Fun Events. In S5/6, T took the victory after a slightly stronger showing in Athletics than other houses. Overall, R took home the Phil Mackay trophy with a winning total of 763 points, M were in 2nd place with 710 points and T in 3rd with 694 points. Well done to R!Finally, a special mention to Max Linklater who broke the S3 high jump record with a height of 1.56m.

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