Glencryan School

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We are situated in the town of Cumbernauld within North Lanarkshire and cater for pupils with special educational needs.

Outside view of Glencryan School

As we are a special needs school this is reflected in the resourcing and structure of teaching within the school. Each class has a maximum of ten pupils and each pupil has an Individual Educational Plan which records the targets set for pupils across the curriculum and reflects the appropriate teaching strategies to be used to achieve these targets. It is, therefore, essential that differentiated approaches are used by teaching staff and support staff.

Each department follows national curricular guidelines for each stage and all secondary aged pupils are working towards National Accreditation within the Higher Still structure. There is a broad balanced curriculum encompassing:

  • Child at centre
  • 5 - 14 Curriculum Guidelines
  • Standard Grade SVS
  • Higher Still Units at Access 2

There is also multi professional support including Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists, who work with staff using a collaborative approach.

We have many links within the local community including local employers, colleges of education, local nursery, primary and secondary schools and many other support services including Community Education, Social Work Departments and Community Police.

We have also received many national awards including:

  • Eco Schools Award 1999
  • Schools Curriculum Award 2000
  • Barclays New Futures Award 2001
  • National Award for Excellence in Education for Work and Enterprise 2001

The schools aims are:

  • to provide a curriculum that is broad, balanced, has continuity, coherence and is delivered through a wide range of learning and teaching experiences.
  • to promote learning through challenging, attainable targets for each individual pupil, giving opportunities to celebrate success and attainment.
  • to enhance learning by providing a safe, stimulating environment which promotes social competence and good citizenship where the dignity and value of everyone is respected and tolerance is promoted.
  • to foster a positive ethos ensuring parents, pupils and staff have high expectations, promote excellence and work together in partnership.

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