Education Programme

Education Programme

Our Education Programme caters for children and young people with additional support needs.

We offer up to 10 placements for day education and 32 placements for residential care and education for children and young people aged 8-18.

Every individual in our services will have their own plan as outlined in Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC), which will identify specific outcomes to meet their needs within the context of their unique story.  These are based around both SHANARRI indicators and Curriculum for Excellence and we fully engage young people, their parents and carers as appropriate, in identifying the key areas for change in their physical and emotional health and wellbeing.

Education is coordinated & delivered from our Ballikinrain campus.

Read more about our Day Education for Additional Support Needs

Our education programme and timetable provide:

  • Consistency of teaching and support staff for each learning group, delivering core skills of literacy and numeracy
  • Fewer transitions
  • Small class sizes
  • Emphasis on experiential learning
  • Greater access to forest schools and outdoor learning activities 

Primary & Secondary Programme:

  • Primary Stage: developing and learning a sense of self
  • Early Secondary Stage: learning to be learners
  • Secondary Stage: pathways to future learning and employment

Vocational & Employability Programme:

  • Strengthening relational health
  • Building confidence and resilience
  • Promoting independent self-care skills ie. housekeeping & budgeting, numeracy, problem-solving
  • Introducing specific skills for work ie. construction, IT, landscaping etc.

Read more about our Education Programme (PDF)


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