PASTORAL CARE – GUIDANCE TEAM
PT Guidance – Mrs I Johnson (Bruce House)
PT Guidance – Mrs E Constable (Macbeth House)
PT Guidance – Mrs J Bain (Stewart House)
PT Guidance – Mrs S Allan (Wallace House)
PUPIL SUPPORT – TARGETED SUPPORT
Mr R Nicol Principal Teacher
Ms H Falconer
Ms A Lock
Mx R Collins
Ms S Chaudry
Ms E Macleod
Mr A Maclean
Ms Y Wilson
Ms A Ruffet-Zaragoza
Ms S Allerton – Wellbeing teacher
Mr G Pyper – Family Wellbeing Worker
Ms G Kerr – Wellbeing PSA
PUPIL SUPPORT ASSISSTANT
Ms H Talha
Ms E Davidson
Ms M Weir
Ms W Reid
Mr C Wood
Mr J Gray
Northfield Academy is well resourced to meet the needs of all our learners including all pupils who require targeted support. Our Targeted Support team consists of nine teachers and seven Pupil Support Assistants as well as one wellbeing teacher, one family wellbeing worker and one wellbeing PSA.
Targeted Support provides additional focused support to pupils who may require such for short or longer periods of time to help them overcome barriers to their learning. The need for additional support can arise from, for example, specific learning difficulties, social, emotional or behavioural needs, bereavement or family issues. Support may also be required to ensure progress in learning for highly able children and young people. This approach also encompasses children and young people who require more choices and more chances to achieve positive, sustained post-school positive destinations.
Our Targeted Support staff all have additional training and expertise to provide support as and when it is required. The team, in addition to working in parallel with our PT Guidance to get it right for every child, also work professionally with all teaching staff, youth workers, health professionals, social workers, Police Scotland and our partners in the voluntary sector in Aberdeen to access Specialist Support, where necessary, for supporting an individual pupil.
We have the addition of a Wellbeing Department that works with pupils who have experienced high levels of trauma and ACES. The Wellbeing department run sessions in and out of school and also undertake family work. The team bring a high level of skill and experience to the department.