At Glenalmond College, we continue to accept and support students with learning difficulties.
We admit pupils who are comfortable with the level of academic attainment by which we set our standards. We are happy to accept and support pupils with learning difficulties or needs who, with appropriate support, can cope with classroom learning; we are not able to provide support for pupils who have severe learning difficulties.
We have a dedicated Learning Support team under the leadership of Mrs Nicola Henderson. The Learning Support team also has the services of a specialist tutor for mathematics and numeracy.
The Head of Learning Support co-ordinates the screening of all pupils at the point of entry and the initial testing of those who may show signs of a previously undiagnosed learning problem. She liaises with parents and Housestaff and with teaching staff over appropriate classroom strategies, the provision of one-to-one support outside the classroom and examination arrangements.
Parents of pupils with a known learning difficulty or other emotional or behavioural condition (e.g. ADD or ADHD) must inform the Warden of such issues so that we can respond appropriately.
Mrs Nicola Henderson, BSc Ireland, PGCE
Mrs Wanda Youlten, MA Hons Aberdeen, PGCE
Mrs Lizzie Critchley, Montessori Diploma
Miss Gemma Douglas, BPE Sydney
Mrs Sarah Spiers, BA Cardiff, PGCE