If a parent considers that his or her child has additional support needs and wishes to make further enquiries about this they should contact Mrs O’Hagan, Depute Head Teacher and Additional Support Needs Co-ordinator by calling in at the office or phoning to arrange an appointment (01475 715600)
Here is a few ideas of we support our children at Newark:
Getting It Right For Every Child
Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) underpins everything that we do here at Newark. Your child’s wellbeing is considered in terms of Safe, Healthy, Achieving, Nurtured, Active, Respected, Responsible and Included.
Support children’s Learning
We have some additional staffing which allows us to provide blocks of extra small group support if necessary particularly in literacy and maths.
Our main Support for Learning teacher is Mrs Dukes our who mainly concentrates on supporting children with reading difficulties. She also runs a successful short series of parent workshops regarding dyslexia each year.
Nurture at Newark
Miss Campbell, our Nurture Teacher, runs our Nurture Group and also provides small group support for pupils having difficulties with relationships. She also provides an opportunity for informal tea/coffee and a ‘chat’ to support parents in a range of ways.
Support for High School
Mr Stuart Cummings is based at Port Glasgow High School and is our Home link worker. Again he will support pupils and parents in a very flexible way but particularly with P6/7 pupils who need a little more help at the transition time between primary and secondary.
Our School Building
We have a fabulous building which provides access for disabled pupils and is designed to support those with hearing and visual difficulties. Our educational psychologist visits the school and will provide additional assessment, support and advice. We also have excellent relationships with a range of other agencies on which we routinely call on for further support e.g. occupational health, physiotherapists, speech therapists, specialised nurses, social work, visually impaired and hearing impaired support.
If you require any more information on additional support needs or ensuring your child is supported throughout their education at Newark Primary. Feel Free to Contact Mrs O’Hagan, Our Deputy Head Teacher for advice.