Support for Learning

Support for Learning (SfL)

  • To help young people overcome barriers to learning.
These may be:
  • Learning difficulties (e.g. dyslexia, processing problems)
  • Communication disorders (e.g. Aspergers Syndrome)
  • Organisational or presentation problems
  • Attention disorders or behavioural problems (e.g. ADHD)
  • Physical disability (e.g. Mobility problems)
What we do:

Firstly we gather information about pupils. We do this by talking to P7 Teachers, Parents, Educational Psychologists and Pastoral Care Teachers.

We then compile lists of pupils who may have additional support needs (ASNs). The requirements of these pupils are assessed and appropriate support for them is planned.  The details of support given are recorded on Additional Support Plans (ASPs).

Support is prioritised as follows:
  • Young people with physical or sensory impairment – Support for learning worker
  • Young people referred by class teachers
  • Young people in S1-S6 Mathematics and English
  • Young people at Level 1 on entering S1
Types of support given:
  • Support in mainstream class (co-op teaching)
  • Curricular Support (plan with class teacher)
  • Planned short term extraction from some subject areas to the Learning Hub
  • Consultative support for class teachers about a range of additional support needs
  • Assign Support for Learning worker
  • Additional arrangements in SQA exams
  • Study Support and Exam technique seminars for upper school.
  • Lunchtime support in Library

Useful Websites

Dyslexia Scotland

Scottish Autism

Downes Syndrome Scotland

Doorway Online (touch typing, literacy & numeracy)

Sumdog  (numeracy)

Statement from our School Librarian – Mrs Kindness

“All pupils are members of Holyrood Secondary School library.  You can use your school library card to access the Glasgow Libraries website for eBooks, eAudiobooks, Music downloads and online resources to help you with homework and research.  Your school librarian, or staff at your nearest community library will be able to help you.”