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The Learning Hub

What is Learning Support?

Many students no matter what their ability level may be faced with a learning difficulty at some point during their time at school. This difficulty may be either long or short term and the school has an integrated Pupil Support department (which also includes Guidance and external agencies) that works closely with subject departments to support the needs of individual students as appropriate.

Learning Support at Newbattle

Learning support at Newbattle takes the form of in-class support, as well as more specialised programmes available in the Learning Hub, our support base for pupils. The school does offer other support systems to staff and students, such as:

  • Use of The Learning Hub during lunchtime and morning interval
  • Agreed use of The Learning Hub for students to be given individual courses of study.
  • Distribution and upkeep of Alpha smarts and other ICT materials
  • Providing support for students with assessment arrangements
  • Applying for approved student assessment arrangements to the Scottish Qualifications Authority
  • Co-setting targets with teachers for Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for a group of students with very specific learning or behavioural difficulties
  • Co-monitoring IEP targets with teachers
  • Coordinating IEPs and organising termly parental meetings
  • Liaising with specialists such as Occupational Therapy, English as a Second Language, Educational Psychologist, Midlothian support for Autistic Spectrum Disorders, behavioural support)
  • Providing staff with individual student information with teaching and learning strategies that could be employed to ensure they meet the needs of every student in their class.
    The Learning Hub

Reading Schemes

The school has run a Paired Reading Scheme successfully for a few years. A selection of students in S1 and S2 willingly meet up with an S6 student to read a wide range of material over a 20 week course. The aim is to encourage students to read while providing them with an experience of accessing different types of reading materials.

The school is closely involved with parents/carers, students and staff in the integration and inclusion of students with particular needs.

Meet the Staff

Mr J Fair
Mr J Fair,
Depute Head Teacher with responsibility for Pupil Support
Mr D Turkington,
Learning Hub Manager
Principal Teacher
(Guidance/Pupil Support)
Mrs E Beveridge
Mrs E Beveridge,
Principal Teacher
(Guidance/Pupil Support)
Ms L Morrison
Miss L Morrison,
Teacher of Pupil Support
Miss P Lawson
Miss P Lawson,
Principal Teacher
Mrs L Lamb
Mrs L Lamb,
Learning Assistant
Mrs M Pryde
Mrs M Pryde,
Learning Assistant
Miss L Beveridge
Miss L Beveridge,
Learning Assistant
Miss N Lawson
Miss N Lawson,
Learning Assistant
Mrs C Galloway
Mrs C Galloway,
Learning Assistant
Mrs G Jackson
Mrs G Jackson,
Learning Assistant
Mrs D Swanston
Mrs D Swanston,
Learning Assistant
Mr M Newcombe
Mr M Newcombe,
Learning Assistant
Miss K O'Hara
Miss K O'Hara,
Learning Assistant (maternity leave)

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Photographs: all newbattlehigh's public flickr photographs tagged with SfL