Department of Pupil Support
St. Margaret’s  High School
Pupil Support Team

St Margaret’s High Pupil Support team aim to ensure that each young person is happy, safe and achieving their potential throughout their time in St Margaret’s. The team play a vital role in ensuring pupils become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors. The Pupil Support team also have a pivotal role in the provision of support and additional help to ensure that all pupil needs are met both in the classroom and in their Health and Wellbeing.
Staff List
                Mr M McAlavey - Principal Teacher of Pupil Support S1
                Mr J McLaughlin - Principal Teacher of Pupil Support S2
                Mrs L Stewart - Principal Teacher of Pupil Support S3
                Mr S McConnell - Principal Teacher of Pupil Support S4
                Mrs I Gibson - Principal Teacher of Pupil Support S5
                Mr P Mina - Principal Teacher of Pupil Support S6
                Support for Learning

                Ms C Quay - Principal Teacher of Support for Learning and Inclusion
                Mrs M Bergin - Support for Learning Teacher (0.6)
                Mr P Higgins - Support for Learning Teacher (0.5)
                Mrs J Higgins - Additional Support Needs Assistant
                Mrs M Aitken - Additional Support Needs Assistant

Each year group from S1 to S6 has a Principal Teacher of Pupil Support and should be known by every pupil in their year group. Pupils see their Pupil Support teacher regularly through tutor time visits and tracking and monitoring meetings within the school. Formal one-to-one interviews, year group assemblies and PSHE lessons are also vital in providing a day-to-day contact for each pupil. Our Pupil Support team are the main link between school and home and should be the first point of contact should a matter need attention/discussion. They work very closely with subject departments to monitor the progress of each pupil and to support the pupil, teacher and parent should a matter arise. Our Support for Learning team work collaboratively with Pupil Support to ensure that all pupils needs are met throughout their time in St Margaret’s High. This may involve Additional Support Needs Assistants providing help and support within classes or Support for Learning teachers who work co-operatively with classroom teachers to help facilitate learning. Staged Intervention strategies are used within St Margaret’s as a means of identifying, assessing, planning, recording and reviewing pupil progress to meet their learning needs and ensure that every pupil is achieving their full potential whilst feeling included and confident in their independent learning.


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