Principal Teacher of Support for Learning

The roles and responsibilities of the Principal Teacher of Support for Learning are:

  • To be the main link with the S.M.T. to advise them on any new developments in Support for Learning.
  • To manage the resources of the Department, including staff, to maximise support to pupils, parents/carers and subject staff.
  • To oversee the legal requirements of the Records of Needs.
  • To liase closely with the School Psychologist, concerning children with learning needs, especially at the crucial times of primary/secondary transfer, and secondary/further education.
  • To take an active part in staff development activities which support learning e.g. reading and writing initiatives.
  • To oversee the administration of Individual Education Plans, in consultation with subject colleages.
  • To contribute to S.A.T.s and C.A.T.s as required.
  • To liase with the S.M.T. member responsible for S.Q.A. administration, and with the School Psychologist, to identify those who need special arrangements in S.Q.A examinations.
  • To raise issues and initiatives re Support for Learning with fellow Principal Teachers, both Subject and Guidance.
  • To develop close links with associated primaries, to encourage smooth primary/secondary transfer for pupils.

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