Pupil Support Faculty
Levenmouth Academy is committed to inclusion.
The term inclusion refers to the extent to which a community welcomes people as full members of the group and values them for the contribution which they make. For inclusion to be effective all pupils must actively belong to, be welcomed by and participate in a school and community. Their diversity of interests, abilities and attainment should be welcomed and seen to enrich the life of the school.
To this end a whole school approach is taken to Pupil Support. Classroom teachers are central participants, along with PTs Pupil Support, Pupil Support staff and the school’s Extended Leadership Team. Preventative strategies, through collaborative assessment and least intrusive interventions are given priority. Levenmouth Academy uses Restorative Approaches and prides itself on promoting good behaviour and developing positive relationships.
Objectives of pupil support
- Raise attainment, improve attendance, promote achievement and build strong relationships;
- Identify pupils in need of additional support through regular and effective monitoring;
- Through Person Centred Planning, PTs Pupil Support will review relevant information, make informed assessments and ensure appropriate, outcome focused plans are put in place;
- Provide an integrated approach involving class teachers, support staff and appropriate support agencies;
- Monitor and review the support provided, adapting to meet the needs of pupils;
- Promote an active partnership between school, pupils and parents and carers;
- Provide appropriate transition planning for pupils identified in primary school;
- Prepare assessment reports for referrals to other agencies and respond to appropriate requests for information from out with the school;
- Acknowledge a spectrum of educational needs across the pupil population requiring a managed and flexible range of provision.