Pastoral Care and Pupil Support

Pastoral Care – Guidance Team

Acting PT Guidance – Mrs E Sutherland (Macbeth House)
Acting PT Guidance – Miss J Potts (Stewart House)
PT Guidance – Mrs S Allan (Wallace House)


Pupil Support – Targeted Support

PT Targeted Support – Mr R Nicol

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 6 teachers and 7 Pupil Support Assistants. 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.

The following diagram illustrates how Targeted Support in Northfield Academy operates: