ASL

Courses taught include English and maths at Nat 1/2/3 levels. Pupils also have the opportunity to take the British Council Health and Safety Award as well as to take part in the Personal Development Award and Caledonian Award Schemes. They may attend horse riding through the RDA.

Meldrum Academy, together with its associated feeder primaries and other partners, aims to meet the full range of needs that individual learners may have. This includes their social, emotional and health needs, in addition to learning needs.

These needs may be met through a range of support strategies, such as in class support, small group work and 1-1 sessions.

Pupils’ needs can be temporary or enduring.

We intend to get it right for every child (GIRFEC). In order to achieve this, our ‘community school’ approach to learning integrates teaching staff, pupils, parents, and resources together with a wider team of health, social work, community learning, administrative and technical support staff.

Meldrum Academy has been designed to cater for the individual needs of all of its pupils. There is disabled access throughout the school, including a lift.

We provide support in the following areas:

  • Support for Learning (SFL)
  • Connections – Supported Curriculum
  • Social, Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties (SEBD)
  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Every lunchtime, pupils can come to Connections to do homework, play games, do crafts, play on the WII, access the computers or just sit and chat. Pupils can also come in the mornings from 8.35 and at intervals.

The ASL faculty is led by Lindsay Threadgold and staffed with a dedicated team of teachers and learning support assistants.