Supporting you at home
The aim of Lanark Grammar School’s Pupil Support Team during this period of school closure, is to continue to support pupil well-being. We understand that this is a difficult and confusing time for our young people and parents, so our web-page is designed to offer online resources, support, or sign-posting towards support, that meets the well-being needs of our school community.
Our Pupil Support department have pulled together some key well-being resources that we feel will support your well-being and day-to-day learning. Please look to our resources on having a positive daily routine to guide you in your decision making about at home learning. We feel that a priority of home learning and daily life during difficult times, is well-being, so looking after your physical, mental and emotional health is key. Please see the link to our well-being package below, which has various activities and supports all designed to manage well-being. We also have a Twitter page (LGS Pupil Support), which will be updated with short, social media friendly pieces of advice that you may also find beneficial.
As well as maintaining a sense of general well-being, we understand that within our school community we have pupils or parents who are struggling to cope with various difficulties in their lives. We also understand that COVID 19 will also add additional strain to daily and family life. For this reason, you may feel that you require contact with the school to seek advice or guidance on your child’s learning or well-being. We will shortly add a new email address to this site for pupils to contact should they require any kind of support. Should you require any support before this is up and running then contact the school on 01555 667520 and ask for Mr Munogee.
Girls on Board
This is a new strategy being adopted by our Pupil Support team. All staff have been trained in this new approach which helps support girls with a range of peer relationship issues. The intention is to empower girls in such a way that they are able to resolve peer issues independently. A parents guide to this new initiative can be found by clicking on the link below;
UCAS Virtual Open Days
The Wellbeing Pack – A selection of resources to support our young peoples’ physical and mental health & wellbeing while they are not at school. Parents can utilise too. We will continue to update and add. https://sites.google.com/sl.glow.scot/lgswellbeingpack
Mental Health and Wellbeing resources – https://drive.google.com/file/d/1iwJtvXvkVSf0TPCi96pzuYIkcCRQ6aWM/view
Clear Your Head Resources
Click on the link below for advice about wellbeing, such as Keeping Moving, Creating Routine, Looking after yourself, Staying connected and Staying Healthy:
South Lanarkshire Council Child Protection Page
NHS: Every Mind Matters
Careers Support – If you require careers info, advice or guidance during the school closure, get in touch by private message on here or email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com – we’re here to help you or visit https://t.co/uDMoXe6XCb?amp=1
The Anna Freud Centre has also produced a booklet on “Managing unexpected endings and transitions”:
Proposed Daily Routine – Daily Routine
Yoga for Teens
Pupil Support at LGS
Pupil Support in Lanark Grammar School is delivered by a specialist team of staff: Principal Teachers Pupil Support and Principal Teachers Additional Support Needs. Principal Teachers Pupil Support are led by Mr Munogee, Depute Head Teacher and Principal Teachers ASN are led by Mrs Brown, Depute Head Teacher ASN. They deliver support to pupils and families in a coherent and structured fashion working closely together to maximise quality of provision.
Pupils are organised into 6 House groups. Each House and group of pupils has a dedicated Principal Teacher Pupil Support/ASN who is responsible for all aspects of their progress through school. This includes: monitoring attainment, attendance, relationships, as well as supporting each child’s health and wellbeing. The school encourages all parents or carers to work in partnership with their child’s Principal Teacher Pupil Support/ASN.
With our increasing school roll, we have been able to appoint an additional Principal Teacher Pupil Support. Mr Campbell started this post at the start of session 2018-2019 and, following consultation across our school community, Clyde House has been established.
Our six Houses are:
Braxfield : Ms Y Lindsay; Clyde: Mr A Campbell; Hyndford : Mr J Thompson
Jerviswood : Mr C Goldie; Lockhart : Mrs A Ewing; and Wallace : Mrs R Jack
Our pupils within Additional Support Needs provision are supported by the following promoted members of staff.
ASN (Enhanced Support S1-S6): Mrs L Gordon
ASN pupils with Autistic Spectrum Condition: Mrs K Bennett and Mrs P Kerr
ASN (Fully Supported): Mrs A Miller and Ms G Williams
ASN Mrs C Neeson (Achievement and Attainment)