Harris Academy A GSG School
- Harris Academy
- Head: Mr Barry Millar
- T 01382 435700
- F 01382 435701
- E firstname.lastname@example.org
- W harrisacademy.…deecity.sch.uk
- A mainstream state school for pupils aged from 12 to 18
- Boarding: No
- Local authority: Dundee City
- Pupils: 1308
- Religion: Non-denominational
- Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
What The Good Schools Guide says..
A mixed bunch, some here briefly, charming and well-mannered. Good parental support and school booklet encourages this. Farmers, businesspeople, as well as the university and hospitals.
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What The Good Schools Guide says
Since January 2016, Mr Barry Millar, previously head teacher at Perth Grammar School.
Well above average: no particular bias, but with around 50 per cent of all pupils leaving after National grades (most go to Dundee College) it is a little difficult to give an accurate picture. Smashing results for those who do stay on to sixth form – way above national average (though with 38 per cent with three Highers – or better – it’s not that hard a target to beat). Masses of computers etc, all heavily used, with waiting systems in place if need be. Impressive library with yet more machines, class teaching on computers as well as IT. Pupils do keyboarding and basic ICT skills and use the skills in presentations: powerpoint, sound, film-making, animated flow charts. Max class...
Special Education Needs
Harris Academy has a Support for Learning department to help all pupils fulfill their potential. In addition there is a Resourced Location which caters for pupils with autistic spectrum disorder. There are pupils in each year group S1 to S6. The provision has been designed specifically to meet the needs of the young people. In the six years it has been open, the school has managed to rise to the challenge of inclusion for all the young people, and has benefited greatly as a result.
|Condition||Provision for in school|
|ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Y|
|Aspergers Syndrome [archived]|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders||Y|
|Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders [archived]|
|CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia|
|Delicate Medical Problems [archived]|
|English as an additional language (EAL)|
|Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory||Y|
|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|