In 2017/18, Lochend CHS welcomed a new Inclusion Base – a resource in our school which ensures that those with additional needs can be supported to remain in education within a mainstream environment. It has been specifically developed for young people who are experiencing social emotional and behavioural difficulties.
It is an innovative, supportive and nurturing area of the school staffed by skilled individuals who work effectively and positively with young people who may face challenges.
Literacy, Numeracy and Health and Wellbeing are offered within the Inclusion Base however, our goal is that each young person will fully access every curricular area within the wider school. Support will be offered where young people might find difficulty and a bespoke learning pathway or individual timetable will be planned according to need.
At times a Support for Learning Worker (SfLW) may accompany a young person to a class within the wider school, at other times young people will access classes with no additional support. There will also be times when young people may need more individualised support, available within the Inclusion Base area.
Young people are placed in the Inclusion Base via the Area Inclusion Group (AIG). There are times when young people in the wider school may access support within the base to meet their needs. This is managed internally.
The Inclusion Base holds a maximum of 12 young people and is afforded a high staff/pupil ratio.
Our school’s vision is that within a positive, safe and supportive environment young people in our Inclusion Base will develop skills for learning, skills for life and skills for work; that they will enjoy challenges and experience success, and that they will be fully prepared to enter the senior phase and a positive destination beyond Lochend Community High School with motivation and confidence.
Mrs A Lamont
Principal Teacher (Inclusion Base)
Mrs D Kozaki-Livingstone
Ms L Cassells (SfLW)
Ms C Wilson (SfLW)
Mrs S Reilly (SfLW)
Ms B Watters (SfLW)