Your Pupil Support Teacher will help you make the best of your time at Turnbull High School. Your Pupil Support Teacher will be there to:
SUPPORT you in all matters concerning your education.
As you see many different Subject Teachers each day at Turnbull, we feel it is important one teacher has responsibility for getting to know you and helping you with some decisions you will need to make as you move through secondary school. Your Pupil Support Teacher is the person you would normally turn to first if you needed some information or if you have a problem.
Each Pupil Support Teacher is responsible for a House Group.
Pupil Support staff at Turnbull are very keen to establish and encourage close links between your home and the school, as we feel this will help you achieve your very best at Turnbull. Your Pupil Support Teacher is the person your parents should contact if they would like information on your progress at school or if they have information about you which they feel the school should know. We are concerned about your personal well-being, your academic progress and your future career choices and personal needs. We believe that by always being in close contact with your parents we are able to work together to support and guide you at the different stages of your school career.
Remember we are here for you to talk to if you are worried or concerned about something or someone. Anything we discuss will be in confidence and always with your best interests at heart. We can’t help you unless you let us and tell us how you feel.
As well as teaching our assigned classes, the Pupil Support team are involved in many other activities which help and guide you at various stages in your school career:
S1 Induction Programme
S3 Option Choice Programme
S5/6 Option Choice Programme
Monitoring Pupil Attendance and Timekeeping
Monitoring Pupil Academic Progress
Care of pupils with special educational needs
Contact with parents
Links with school departments and outside agencies
Preparing reports on pupils for employers, colleges and universities
Offering support and advice on matters arising with you
The base is located on the ground floor next to the pupil social area. Remember, if your pupil support teacher is not available, any member of the team will be able to speak to you and offer you advice.
As children and young people progress on their journey through life, some may have temporary difficulties, some may live with challenges and some may experience more complex issues. Sometimes they – and their families – are going to need help and support.
No matter where they live or whatever their needs, children, young people and their families should always know where they can find help, what support might be available and whether that help is right for them.
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Getting it right for every childis important for everyone who works with children and young people as well as many people who work with adults who look after children. Practitioners need to work together to support families, and where appropriate, take early action at the first signs of any concern about wellbeing – rather than only getting involved when a situation has already reached crisis point.
This means working across organisational boundaries and putting children and their families at the heart of decision making – and giving all our children and young people the best possible start in life.