Pupil Support

The Role of the Principal Teacher of Pupil Support


The Principal Teacher of Pupil Support in Holy Cross High School is responsible for;


  • The pastoral, curricular, social and vocational guidance of all pupils in their charge as directed by DHT Pupil Support ( R Rea)
  • Managing the attendance, timekeeping and general progress and welfare of their caseload of young people in line with GIRFEC
  • Keeping pastoral notes and pupil file records up-to-date and completing single agency referrals or any other reports as appropriate- in Line with principles of GIRFEC
  • Liaising with parents and carers, teachers and any supporting partners as required
  • The planning, development, management and review of Personal, Social and Health Education within Holy Cross High School
  • In consultation and partnership with the Careers Officer the planning of careers inserts into PSHE programme.
  • Providing advice and guidance to other teachers on the delivery of PSHE lessons
  • The completion of references and reports (Including UCAS) for current and former pupils
  • As directed by DHT, liaising with associated primary schools and contributing to the preparation of pupils for transfer to Holy Cross High School
  • Carrying out a planned programme of pupil interviews throughout the school year
  • Preparing for and attending and contributing to JAT meetings
  • ttending Children’s Panel hearings, Social Work Meetings, Child Protection Meetings and Planning and Review meetings for young people with Additional Support Needs
  • Liaising with supporting partners-Attendance Officer, Social Work, Psychological Services, Careers, Active Breaks, Counsellor, Home School partner
  • Liaising closely with Support for Learning
  • As directed by DHT, supporting volunteer teachers with pupil support responsibilities
  • Attending and contributing to Pupil Support Team Meetings
  • Promoting by example all school policies in relation to the pastoral, social and spiritual development of all pupils

Pupil Support Staff

Mr Boyle
1A, 1H, 2A, 3H, 4A, 5A, 5G (part of) & 6A
1F, 2F, 3F, 3H, 4F, 4H, 5F & 6F
Miss Dickie
1C, 2C, 3C, 3G, 4C, 5C & 6C
  Mrs McKerron
1B, 1G, 2B, 3B, 4B, 5B & 6B
Mr McConville
1D, 2D, 2G, 3D, 4D, 5D, 5G (part 0f) & 6D
  Mr Kelly
1E, 1H, 2E, 3E, 4E, 4G, 5E & 6E