Some pupils need extra support to make the most of their education. The Pupil Support Department at Viewforth High School supports our young people with both their social & emotional needs and their specific and non-specific learning needs.

Support may be provided on a long or short-term basis depending on the identified need and can include Pupil Support Assistant involvement within the classroom or extraction from the classroom to work either one-to-one or in small groups.

The department also supports additional assessment arrangements for internal and SQA assessments.

The department works in close partnership with pupils, parents/carers, teaching staff and external agencies and is committed to helping our young people become successful learners, confident individuals, effective contributors and responsible citizens.

Personal and Social Education

Personal and Social Education (PSE) is an important part of the curriculum at Viewforth High School. All pupils attend PSE classes for 1 period a week from S1-6. The programme covers a wide range of contemporary issues and aims to provide our young people with the knowledge and the skills to make positive decisions about their health and well-being, their learning and their future plans.

PSE Course Outline (BGE)
  • ‘Surviving the move to secondary school’
  • Skills and profile
  • Road Safety
  • Bullying
  • Health – healthy body, healthy mind
  • Careers
  • Puberty – the emotions and physical changes, health and hygiene
  • Self-evaluation and reflection
  • Working with others
  • Careers
  • Study Skills
  • Parenthood and Contraception
  • Emotional health awareness
  • Body Image
  • ‘Preparation for Employment’ SQA level 4 unit
  • Personal Safety
  • Emergency First Aid

All of the above are supplemented by speakers from our partner agencies.