Every teacher in Bearsden Academy has a responsibility for the Health & Wellbeing of their pupils. Teachers use the Health & Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes when planning learning and use the SHANARRI Indicators.
This ensures that while they build positive relationships with the young people in their care, they can also monitor and track their wellbeing and ensure attainment for all.
Bearsden Academy also has a number of number of promoted teachers responsible for guiding and supporting young people. They have a caring, counselling and supportive role and assist pupils in a broad range of areas, e.g.
|Principal Teacher of Guidance||Guidance Groups|
|Mrs C Lynch||A S1 to S6 & 3B|
|Mrs C Bruce (Act)||C S1 – S6 & 2B|
|Mrs J Westwater||D S1 – S6 & 6B|
|Mrs K O’Neil||E S1 – S6 & 4B|
|Miss C Sinclair||F S1 – S6 & 1B|
|Mrs G Zaoui||G S1 – S6 & 5B|
The Principal Teachers of Guidance play a vital role in establishing and maintaining contacts with parents. Any parent who wishes to discuss a problem should simply contact the school and arrange to meet the guidance teacher at a time that is mutually convenient. In an emergency parents should of course contact the school immediately and arrangements will be made to deal with the matter.
Principal Teachers of Guidance will see their groups regularly through Personal and social Education classes and also Supporting Learners classes. This ensures that the young people in their care are well known to them. They will understand their strengths and know their next steps. They will support young people in collaboration with their families at important personalisation and choice points.
In addition to these support arrangements each member of the Senior Management Team oversees a school stage. They also follow their year group through the school which gives them a very good knowledge overview of the young people in their care. The arrangements for 2019/2020 are:
|S1 & S6||Mr P Liddel|
|S2||Ms A McCloy|
|S3||Mrs A Mackay|
|S4||Mrs A Boyle|
|S5||Mr M Healy|