James Gillespie's High School A GSG School
- James Gillespie's High School
- Head: Donald J Macdonald
- T 01314 471900
- F 01314 667035
- E admin@jamesgil…es.edin.sch.uk
- W www.jamesgille…es.edin.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 12 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Edinburgh, City of
- Pupils: 1211
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
A brand new ‘state of the art’ campus completed in August 2016. New Buildings named ‘Malala’, Liddell (after the sprinter Eric Liddell) and Spark. Dame Muriel Spark is the school’s best known FP. The school is situated in the heart...
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What The Good Schools Guide saysA brand new ‘state of the art’ campus completed in August 2016. New Buildings named ‘Malala’, Liddell (after the sprinter Eric Liddell) and Spark. Dame Muriel Spark is the school’s best known FP. The school is situated in the heart of the beautiful and vibrant City of Edinburgh, Scotland. Its catchment area includes Edinburgh castle and Holyrood Palace. It is a modern culturally diverse comprehensive High School, educating pupils aged 11 to 18 years of age. In January 2015 Tatler magazine described the school as the best State school in Scotland followed in November 2015 when the school was named in the Sunday Times Good Schools Guide as State School of the Year (2015) for Scotland.
Since January 2012, Mr Donald J Macdonald BSc MBASQH Dip Ed (50s), previously head of Liberton High (school's exceptional progress...
Special Education Needs
All children and young people have entitlement to an educational experience of the highest quality. We are committed to the effective inclusion of all pupils in the life of the school. The Special Educational Needs of any individual pupil can be described as whatever is necessary for that young person to gain access to a broad and balanced curriculum. For most pupils most of the time the source of support will be the class room teacher. The Learning Support Department offers assistance in a number of ways: publishing annual advice giving information about the needs of particular pupils together with a strategies pack offering advice on how to deal with various difficulties; direct teaching in subject classes or in a tutorial setting; support by Learning Assistants in class; working co-operatively in classes and in consultation with subject teachers to help make the curriculum accessible for all pupils; organising the Befrienders scheme where sixth year pupils support first years in a variety of classes; working with parents, Guidance, subject and other professionals to assess needs and to set and monitor targets; and administering the SQA special exam arrangements for those with specific learning difficulties.
|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|
|Has SEN unit or class||Y|
|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|