Pupil Support Service
The Pupil Support Service (PSS) was established in the summer of 2008 to develop services for young people with additional support needs in Fife. Its aim is to include pupils within their school and local communities who might otherwise be at risk of exclusion. The service is managed by a Headteacher.
Currently, the Pupil Support Service serves around 120 pupils through the delivery of personalised learning and support packages.
Access to the service is approved by the mainstream school Support for Learning Group and then through a Pupil Support Service Admissions Group. All pupils remain on the roll of the referring school and along with the PSS, the school links with other partner agencies to offer appropriate multi-agency support packages.
Learning programmes are managed in partnership with mainstream schools. Pupils benefit from access to a mainstream curriculum but with additional and intensive support provided by PSS. As part of the multi-agency ‘team around the child’, the Pupil Support Service will improve the prospects for this group of disadvantaged pupils through improved attainment and achievement.
The Service has a staff of 60 across 5 bases, with 32 teachers and 23 Pupil Support Assistants. These bases are:
- Kirkgate Centre, Cupar
- Sandy Brae Centre, Kennoway
- Glenrothes Campus, Rimbleton
- Kirkcaldy Campus, Dysart
- Bridges Centre, Rosyth