Pupil Support is an important issue at Port Glasgow High School. Every young person has an expectation to receive what they need to support them towards fulfilling their potential and achieving their own, individual, goals during their school career. With Equity at the heart of our School values – we believe that each young person should receive the help, information, advice and guidance that they need to achieve.
Pupil Support can take many forms: from Guidance and pastoral support with friendship, emotional or personal issues; to providing the correct level of assistance required to overcome learning challenges – both day-to-day, and during assessments; supporting positive attendance; and celebrating and recognising success and achievement both within and out with school.
Our Pupil Support Team are shown below:
Principal Teachers of Guidance
Mrs K Brown – Ferguson House
Mrs L Greenlees – Glen House
Mrs L Fitzharris – Kingston House
Mrs J Byrne – Recovery Support
Guidance staff work with the young people in their House groups to ensure that all are happy, settled and making progress at school. Guidance staff will also provide a key link between school and home and will work in partnership with parents to ensure the best school experience for our young people from S1 to S6.
Principal Teacher of Support for Learning
Mrs KA Wilson
Our Support for Learning Department ensure that any young person with an additional support need or barriers to learning, are supported in school. Our team of dedicated Pupil Support Assistants support pupils daily in their classes to help effective learning take place. Support for Learning also work with pupils, staff and parents to provide appropriate support for both class assessments and formal examinations.
Principal Teacher of Health & Wellbeing
Mrs K Fraser
Nurture Assistant (Space2B/Space4U)
Miss H Holguin
Our Health & Wellbeing Team provide daily support to a wide range of pupils in school through our dedicated nurture spaces of Space 2 B and Space 4 U. Many pupils use social time drop-in facilities to meet with staff and other pupils to positively engage with each other, and to get involved in the HWB projects and initiatives that regularly take place.
Home Link Worker
Mr S Cummings
Our Home link Worker provides additional support to our pastoral and HWB teams through attendance support , support for transition groups, and for young people who require targeted support or guidance. At PGHS, our Home Link Worker is also involved in local groups and initiatives that we, as a school, can link into to support our wider community.
Pupil Useful Information Links