About CSSSWhat we offer to our learners
Our goal for all pupils is re-integration to mainstream education unless this does not meet the needs of the child or young person.
Who do we support?
Clackmannanshire Schools Support Service is a provision which supports Primary and Secondary aged pupils with a range of additional support needs. This support may be through outreach provision to an individual , family support or for those who require more intense support an offsite placement may be requested.
CSSS offers a variety of full time and part time places at both primary and secondary level as well as outreach support in all mainstream primaries and secondary schools within the authority. Families can be further supported through individual work with a family support worker or by attending Parent Groups or Drop Ins.
Off site placements are independently created to meet individual need; all pupils are on stage four of Staged Intervention, all have Individual Education Plans (IEP) and a few have Co-ordinated Support Plans (CSP).
Entry to placements is via a multi agency GIRFEC Screening Group referred by mainstream schools and supported by the Educational Psychologist. All pupils remain on their mainstream school roll. All placements are monitored by this group to ensure necessary alterations are made and re-integration plans are facilitated as soon as is appropriate.
What school is like here
Pupils benefit from small group education provided in a supportive and nurturing environment provided by staff skilled in developing trusting relationships that encourage children and young people to face challenges and re-engage in learning. Developing literacy, numeracy and health & well being skills are enhanced through many opportunities for outdoor learning including horse riding, skiing, mountain biking, residential experiences and team building / problem solving activities. CSSS work with many partners to provide a wide range of experiences to meet the needs of all our students.
A highly committed staff team trained in restorative approaches, solution focused meetings, de-escalation strategies, rebound therapy, Indian Head Massage, Equine Therapy etc are able to support students to address health and well being needs.
As well as providing a broad, general education within the framework of Curriculum of Excellence CSSS also gives our pupils the opportunity to achieve a wide range of individual and group awards. This includes ASDAN awards and short courses as well as John Muir and Eco Schools awards.
For our senior phase secondary pupils there is the opportunity to attain certification in a range of subjects with the new SQA National awards. In addition to this we provide pupils with a large range of learning experiences from indoor rock climbing and bikeability to equine therapy and skiing.