Support for Learning at Portree Primary School
“Every child can learn. Just not on the same day or in the same way.” George Evans
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid.” Albert Einstein
At Portree Primary School we believe that all children have incredible potential and we also know that no child learns in the same way or at the same pace as another. We appreciate that every child is different and therefore their needs are different.
Mrs Murray and Mrs Constant are our Additional Support Needs teachers.
Mrs Murray is based in the Support for Learning classroom upstairs, and Mrs Constant is based in the Sunshine Room downstairs.
Together with class teachers, Pupil Support Assistants and parents, they work to support pupils across the school who may need additional support with their learning.
Mrs Murray and Mrs Constant also provide support for children with social, emotional and behavioural needs and other related pressures, such as how to cope with anxiety. Mrs Murray teaches a course on ‘mindfulness’ that helps children to develop techniques which help them learn in a more focused way, but also to cope generally with life’s challenges.
We have a Sensory Room which provides a calming space for those who need it.
We offer support to pupils in different ways such as:
- Small group support
- 1:1 time with Additional Support staff
- Adapting the curriculum and the way they are taught
- Assistance from other professionals such as Speech and Language Therapist, School Nurse or Educational Psychologist
If you have any concerns about your child and their learning then please come and speak to someone in school; the class teacher, Mrs Constant, Mrs Murray or Mrs Matheson.
Independent advice and information
Enquire [ http://enquire.org.uk/] offers independent, confidential advice and information on additional support for learning. They also provide a range of clear and easy to read guides for both parents and children.