Douglas Academy A GSG School
- Douglas Academy
- Head: Mr B Smedley
- T 01419 552365
- F 01419 563231
- E office@douglas…nbarton.sch.uk
- W www.douglas.e-…nbarton.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 12 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: East Dunbartonshire
- Pupils: 993
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
No 'significant number' from ethnic minorities and no problems with religious festivals - 'praying (as in five times a day) never an issue'. Not for layabouts - a doing school. Stunning state school for musicians, which moved to a split,...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysNo 'significant number' from ethnic minorities and no problems with religious festivals - 'praying (as in five times a day) never an issue'. Not for layabouts - a doing school. Stunning state school for musicians, which moved to a split, new, fantastic, state of the art campus in 2009 - worth moving house for if you are not in the catchment area, even if you aren't...
Barry Smedley is holding the fort whilst Seamus Black is on leave.
Head since September 2008, Mr Seamus Black MA (50s), educated at St Xavier School, Coatbridge (a local-ish lad, then), read Italian and French at Glasgow University and came to the old Douglas Academy for a year - 'to get to know the traditions', having been previously deputy head of Shawlands Academy. He still teaches...
Special Education Needs
Douglas Academy staff as a whole, and Support For Learning Staff in particular, aim to provide an appropriate teaching and learning experience to enable each student to fulfill their potential. Support is offered in terms of suitable pupil tuition, co-operative teaching, resource allocation, consultancy, liaison and staff development. Support is offered for all pupils including needs of both the more-able child as well as pupils with general or specific learning difficulties. Support for Learning provide appropriate staff development on a range of initiatives (featuring social communication, developmental coordination disorders and English as an Additional Language during the 2005/06 session) in order to raise awareness of best practice.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|Has SEN unit or class|
|HI - Hearing Impairment|
|MLD - Moderate Learning Difficulty|
|MSI - Multi-Sensory Impairment|
|Natspec Specialist Colleges|
|OTH - Other Difficulty/Disability|
|Other SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|PD - Physical Disability|
|PMLD - Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty|
|SEMH - Social, Emotional and Mental Health|
|SLCN - Speech, Language and Communication|
|SLD - Severe Learning Difficulty|
|Special facilities for Visually Impaired|
|SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty|
|VI - Visual Impairment|