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Guidance

Sgoil Lionacleit Guidance Department
All pupils in S1 are allocated a Guidance teacher that will remain with them for the duration of their time at Sgoil Lionacleit. If they have older siblings at the school then they will have the same teacher.
This provides a vital link between home and school as the Guidance teacher has a holistic view of each pupil’s progress and general health and wellbeing. In most cases, a parent’s/guardian’s first point of contact with the school will be with a member of the Guidance team.
During each academic session, Guidance staff teach one period per week of PSE to each year group, giving weekly contact with each pupil in their care.
The Guidance team is involved also involved in the following key aspects:

  • Providing curricular support as well as monitoring the progress of pupils on a termly basis. Any referrals of concern are dealt with immediately and pupils are interviewed.
  • Available on a day to day basis for advice on personal, social or educational issues that pupils may have.
  • Monitoring of attendance and general timekeeping of pupils.
  • Preparation of progress reports and reports for external agencies where required.
  • Working in partnership with the Support for Learning department & outside agencies.
  • UCAS applications.

PSE Curriculum
By offering a well-resourced and relevant PSE curriculum, we aim to ensure best practice in pastoral care. This course is informed by and meets guidelines set out in A Curriculum for Excellence – Health and Wellbeing Experiences and Outcomes. 
Specifically, it aspires to:

  • Make opportunities for developing the knowledge, skills and attitudes that young people need to enable them to seek information and support throughout life
  • Provide access to information and support to help young people make informed decisions and choices
  • Provide regular reviews in progress in learning, and personal and social development
  • Help with transitions between stages in education and between different providers of education
  • Help and information about support in times of difficulty
  • Help to plan for the future

PSE Overview
 

Term 1 (8)

Term 2 (8)

Term 3 (10)

Term 4 (10)

S1

Welcome

Class ethos ; settling in and friendships

Bullying & Cyberbullying

Smoking

Manners & behaviour

SELF – Esteem
Confidence
Respect
Control (Look at ‘ISMS’)

Project on discrimination

First Aid

Physical health : diet, hygiene, sleep & lifestyle

Intro to mental health

Puberty

Decision making / Risk taking

S2

Media & Peer pressure

Mental health : coping with stress.

Careers – Awareness intro to My world of work

Drugs – national context

Power & abuse
of power

Discrimination

Conception & Contraception

Alcohol & your body / substance misuse

Internet Safety

Self-harm

Teenage relationships

 

S3

Travel – Your call

Coping with loss / bereavement

Moral Courage – personal responsibility

Work experience

Decision making /
risk taking

Coping with change

Drugs: introduction - history, categorisation, facts etc.

Sexual health & parenthood

Personal Safety

Careers – opportunities & dreams

Attitudes & expectations

 

S4

Behaviour &
personal
responsibility

Mental health – body image pressure

Moving on – Planning for the future

Drugs – impact on present & future

Asbos & crime

Mental health – research – See Me

CV writing

 

Domestic abuse and sexual violence

Alcohol - Drinkaware

ST’s and contraception

 

S5

Target setting

HIV & Aids

Mental health – unit 5

Finance package

Getting most out of S5

Drug/Alcohol → risky behaviour

Crash Magnets

Making the most of S6

 

Aims and Objectives of Guidance Department


Aims:

  • To ensure that a personal relationship is established between each pupil and their guidance teacher, who will have detailed knowledge of them
  • To identify the needs of pupils and provide appropriate support and counselling where necessary
  • To systematise and make effective the recording and communication of information relevant to each pupil

Objectives:

  • To meet regularly with pupils in order to monitor progress, identify needs and, where necessary, assist staff in supporting pupils
  • To be available to provide support and counselling for pupils in times of crisis
  • To provide information for parents about the social, curricular and personal development of their child and to foster a spirit of open communication in home/school liaison
  • To provide opportunities for pupils to take an active part in the wider life of the school
  • To provide pupils with information and support to assist them in making informed choices
  • To provide support at times of transition by ensuring pupils are fully prepared and aware of procedures

Careers Education
It is hoped that by offering a comprehensive careers programme and embedding it within PSE, pupils will gain the skills, experience and knowledge to make informed choices about employment, training and education, and be aware of the full range of opportunities available to them.
Input is coordinated with support, both in class and individual, from local SDS officer