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Has to be one of the most challenging and inclusive schools in the United Kingdom. Smart looking façade conceals a mass of serious re-build but the old school is still there. War memorials and jolly photographs. The school now operates three specialist schools within the campus: School of Rugby, School of Traditional Music and School of Dance. School of Dance, in conjunction with Taynult based Balletwest (who also use the hall for their outreach classes), is amazing - we could have been watching…

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Head teacher

Since 2008, Peter Bain MA MSc PGCE, who was educated at Musselburgh Grammar and read history at Edinburgh University, where he did his masters in the science of historical research, followed by PGCE at Jordanhill plus courses on headship and leadership. Started life in the civil service, which gives him the strategies to deal with the vagaries of Argyll and Bute Council education service. Six schools under his belt, from the depths of Fife to quite grand Trinity in Edinburgh: he comes from Eyemouth High School, Berwickshire, where he was depute head, and runs Oban High with four deputes.

Bouncy, caring and fun, he is married, with two children currently in the next door primary, and potty about surfing and snowboarding (neither of which spring to mind as usual...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Aspergers
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
CReSTeD registered for Dyslexia
Dyscalculia
Dysgraphia
Dyslexia
Dyspraxia
English as an additional language (EAL)
Genetic
Has an entry in the Autism Services Directory
Has SEN unit or class Y
HI - Hearing Impairment
Hospital School
Mental health
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 Y
SpLD - Specific Learning Difficulty
VI - Visual Impairment

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