A day in the life…

Sarah Neary, English Additional Language Teacher, Edinburgh City Council

An insight into the demanding but rewarding job of English Additional Support Language Teacher in Edinburgh (where over 100 languages are spoken in schools). [read more...]

Sally Paterson, Qualified Teacher Visually Impairment, Royal Blind Learning Hub

What does your role involve? I am the manager of the Royal Blind Learning Hub. The Learning Hub is a new education support service designed to give information and training to teaching staff working with a pupil with visual impairment in mainstream schools. This is done through face to face contact, seminars and via resources [read more...]

Brian Shannan, Deputy Head Teacher and Educational Audiologist, Fife Council

Brian Shannan is a Deputy Head of Teacher/Educational Audiologist for Fife Council. Below Brian explains more about his fascinating job and the important role Educational Audiologist’s have in supporting deaf and hard of hearing [read more...]

Jenny Brown, Outreach Teacher, Glasgow Dyslexia Support Service

Jenny Brown, Outreach Teacher, explains the interesting and varied role she has in the Glasgow Dyslexia Support Service. “My role as an outreach teacher [read more...]

Joyce Buchanan, Enquire Helpline Officer

1. What does your role involve? I have been a Helpline Officer with Enquire for over 9 years. The main remit is to respond to additional support for learning enquiries that come via the telephone, e-mail, website enquiries, letter and recently Facebook and Twitter. I have approximately one day a month off the helpline rota [read more...]

Robert Brown, Parent Carer Development Officer, Lanarkshire Carers Centre

Looking after  a child with additional support needs can be stressful for parent carers and it’s easy for them to forget to look after themselves. That’s why Robert Brown from the Princess Royal Trust Lanarkshire Carers Centre is very pleased that his role as Parent Carer Development Officer has recently been developed. Robert explains, “One [read more...]

David Carracher, Senior Manager (Inclusion), North Ayrshire Council

As Senior Manager (Inclusion), David has management responsibility for employability, college and employer links, promoting and managing educational inclusion, implementation of integrated children’s services within Education and Skills, child protection, active citizenship and pupil participation, equalities, police and fire service liaison. He also has responsibility for Pupil Support Services. This includes teachers in schools supporting [read more...]

Peter McGregor, Operations Manager for the Flexible Learning Initiative with North Lanarkshire Council

Given the importance of his role, it’s unsurprising that Peter’s remit is challenging, but also extremely rewarding. Peter explains exactly what the Flexible Learning Initiative is all about “Once a young person has been identified as requiring a high level of support, and where schools have already implemented numerous strategies, they are referred to our [read more...]

Amanda Robb – Education Resource Worker with the School Community Support Service, Dundee City Council

Amanda’s current role as an Education Resource Worker (ERW) involves supporting children, young people and their families to ensure they have equal opportunities within the education system from the ages of 5-16. Amanda explains ‘The main focus of my work is around non-attendance and the factors impacting on this. These can include: substance misuse, welfare, [read more...]

Andie Couper, Manager at the Ladybird Developmental Group in Lossiemouth, Moray

The Ladybird Group was established in 1985 by the late Dr Iain White and his wife Ann for pre-school children aged 0-5, from Lossiemouth and the surrounding area, who have additional support needs. The centre is managed by a voluntary committee and is registered as a charity in Scotland. The group can care for up to [read more...]

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