Support 2016-10-28T10:45:47+00:00

Latest from the Support Department

2909, 2016

Welcome to our New Website

September 29th, 2016|0 Comments

Here at Ayr Academy we are delighted to welcome you to our brand new website! Here you can find an array of information on all [...]

3108, 2016

Ayr Academy Learning Campus

August 31st, 2016|0 Comments

March this year saw the Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland’s Languages, Dr Alasdair Allan, visit the site in the Craigie Estates to mark the start [...]


The Pupil Support Department has specialised teachers and pupil support assistants who work with pupils in class, in small groups or on a one-to-one basis in one of the 3 support bases. Identified pupils can also come into the Pupil Support Base 1, every day, for a social club.
The members of the Pupil Support Department are:

  • Mrs Paterson – Principal Teacher and key teacher for Kyle House
  • Miss Alcroft – Pupil Support Teacher, DFS Coordinator and key teacher for Carrick House
  • Mrs Charlton – Pupil Support Teacher, senior transitions and key teacher for senior pupils in Galloway House
  • Mr Frew – Pupil Support Teacher and key teacher for junior pupils in Galloway house
  • Mrs Rowlands – Pupil Support Teacher with specialist input to junior transitions and reading recovery.
  • Mrs Brady – School Assistant
  • Mrs McDonald – School Assistant
  • Mrs McLeod – School Assistant
  • Mrs Fisher – School Assistant
  • Mrs Wardrop – School Assistant
  • Mrs MacDonald – School Assistant
  • Mrs Barr – School Assistant
  • Mrs McNee – School Assistant
  • Miss Munro – School Assistant

We all work very hard in the Pupil Support Department to make sure that pupils who have support needs will have support to make sure that their needs are met and that pupils feel safe and happy in school. We do this in a variety of ways including:

  • Pupil Information regularly updated and disseminated to staff
  • Dedicated House Group Co-ordinator
  • Dedicated Curricular link teacher
  • Staff development
  • Specially trained School Assistants (SAs)
  • Oversee the Staged Intervention process
  • Monitor pupils on Staged Intervention
  • Individual Educational Programmes with targets
  • Co-operative teaching based on requests from class teachers
  • Additional Assessment Arrangements (AAA) for assessments and SQA examinations
  • Develop ICT skills including the use of Digital Question Papers
  • Effective communication with pupils, parents, teachers, associated primary schools and outside agencies
  • Effective transition arrangements
  • Alternative curriculum provision
  • Development of teaching materials
  • Tutorial and Literacy groups
  • Prince’s Trust Achieve, Communication and Health and Wellbeing awards
  • Lunchtime club and break time support
  • Specialist input from other agencies
  • Consultation with Educational Psychologist
  • Home visits
  • Communication with parents
  • Joint working with home and school


Here you may find some helpful files from the department teachers for both Parents and Pupils to download and view.


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Sub-category : S1 - S3 Broad General Education
Sub-category : S4 - S6 Senior Phase