Pupil Support – Additional Support for Learning

Additional Support for Learning Department

Teaching Staff
Alan Millar – Principal Teacher 
Julie Brown 
Jacqui Cunningham 
Rachel Seator
Gillian Campbell
Lee Clark
Victoria Geddes

Pupil Support Assistants
Alan Payne
Sally Adam
Hazel Allan
Beth Ross
Michelle Le Ray
Robyn Cooper
Monica Martinez-Sachez
Fiona Withey

Pupil Support Worker
Shirley Smith
Wendy Ramsay

English as an Additional Language Visiting Specialist
Regina Da Cruz Kizis


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The Additional Support for Learners Department at Kemnay Academy, together with our cluster primary schools, aims to meet the full range of needs that individual learners may have.

We support pupils in a secure, caring environment, providing a meaningful educational experience, striving to meet the needs of all learners in line with the Curriculum for Excellence.

We work in partnership with pupils, parents/carers, Senior Management, Guidance Staff, subject teachers and outside agencies to enable pupils to experience success in a positive, inclusive climate.

We operate an ‘open-door’ policy and parents/carers are welcome to contact the department at any time.

ASFL Staff provide support in various ways, these include (but are not limited to)

  • In-class support
  • Small class teaching
  • One-to-one work
  • Support for pupils who may have English as an additional language.
  • Alternative Curriculum opportunities (e.g. Princes Trust Achieve programme, Personal Achievement Award, Employability Award)
  • Supporting children with gaps in their learning (arising eg from long term sick, bereavement, travellers)
  • Break time and Lunch club
  • Support at times of transition (e.g. between Primary & Secondary)
  • Social and Emotional support
  • Behavioural support
  • Dyslexia and Dyscalculia screening
  • SQA Additional Arrangements & Digital Exam Papers
  • Contribution to staff development

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Alan Millar passed the Texthelp Certified Trainer Read&Write Gold assessment early  in 2016 and is now a certified trainer.

A free copy of the Texthelp is available for any pupil to install and use at home and training sessions for parents are run regularly through the year (please contact alan.millar@aberdeenshire.gov.uk if interested.)

Useful Websites

SCILL Aberdeenshire

Enquire – Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning

Aberdeenshire Council ASN Manual

Aberdeenshire Council Additional Support for Learning 

Aberdeenshire Support Directory for Families

HI2U – A site centred around ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Dyslexia and similar neurological differences along with any other type of hidden impairment.


National Autistic Society (Helpline : 0845 070 4004)

Scottish Autism

Children with Autism

NHS Autism Info

Children and Adults with ADHD/ADD

Understanding ADHD

CHADD – The National Resource on ADHD (USA Based Website)

ADHD Information Services

Downs Syndrome





The Dyspraxia Foundation 

Cererbral Palsy



Dyslexia Scotland

Dyslexia Toolkit

Dyslexia Scotland – North East

www.dyslexic.com (technological products info)

Dyslexie Font (free to download for home use)

Crossbow Education (Visual Stress Resources)

Dyslexia Action

Understanding Dyslexia




Tourettes Action

Other useful websites



National Association of Able Pupils website


A site for young people with Additional Support Needs


Supporting bereaved children and their families


(free personal organiser programme)


(for speech, language and communication difficulties

www.respectme.org.uk – Information regarding bullying and what you can do.

Scottish Association of Mental Health – information regarding recovery, impacts and mental health

Stonewall Scotland – information regarding lesbian, gay, transgender equality

LGBT Youth Scotland – supporting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender young people

www.children1st.org.uk/parentline – Free and confidential telephone helpline for anyone caring for a child in Scotland.

tel : 0800 028 2233


www.breathingspacescotland.co.uk – Free and confidential phone line service for any individual experiencing low mood or depression or who is unusually worried and in need of someone to talk to.

tel : 0800 83 85 87


tel 08457 90 90 90

Samaritans provide confidential and non-judgemental support, 24 hours a day for people experiencing feeling of distress or despair.

CHILDLINE – Tel : 0800 1111

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