Additional Support for Learning Department
Alan Millar – Principal Teacher
Pupil Support Assistants
Michelle Le Ray
Pupil Support Worker
English as an Additional Language Visiting Specialist
Regina Da Cruz Kizis
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if interested.)
Enquire – Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning
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)
Children and Adults with ADHD/ADD
CHADD – The National Resource on ADHD (USA Based Website)
www.dyslexic.com (technological products info)
Dyslexie Font (free to download for home use)
Crossbow Education (Visual Stress Resources)
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
tel : 0800 028 2233
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