There are three main aspects of pupil support. These are:
- Learning Support
- Behaviour Support
- Pastoral Support
To meet these 3 aspects of pupil support, Bo’ness Academy has an inclusive pupil support structure that is designed to provide the highest level of care and support for all pupils as they strive to achieve their best.
It is the aim of the school that all pupils feel safe, healthy, nurtured and included in the life of the academy. Pupils will be supported so they can take responsibility for their own learning. Subsequently, they will become actively involved in the life of the school and be able to celebrate their own and the schools achievements.
Some pupils in Bo’ness Academy may require additional support to engage in their learning. This can be for a short or long term and may arise through any of the following:
Learning Environment (Eg. Dyslexia/SpLd, Dyscalulia, EAL, More able pupil, Globally Poor)
Family Circumstances ( Eg. Young Carers, Looked After Children, Refugees and Asylum Seekers, Service Families, Travelling Communities, Attendance)
Disability and Health (Eg. Illness or long term condition, ASD, ADHD, Visual Impairment, Hearing Impairment, Communication difficulties, Mental Health)
Social and Emotional Factors (Eg. Behaviour issues, Bullying, Bereavement, Stress & Anxiety)
To meet the support needs of pupils the school has two main teams of staff. These are:
- The Sustaining Achievement Service
- The Pastoral Support Team