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This is the broadest curriculum in Scotland, offering over 100 courses. On a recent royal appointment, Princess Anne asked to extend her visit so she could get round the whole thing. Everything on offer from Nat 5s to Highers to IB, and tons of vocational offerings ranging from bee keeping to forestry. Shinty (hockey without rules, to the unacquainted) is on the up and up – about half the school plays it. Special mention must also go to the…

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Head teacher

Since 2008, Peter Bain MA MSc PGCE. Since 2019, executive head of both Oban High School and Tiree High School. Left school (Musselburgh Grammar) at 16 ‘because the lure of civil service pay was better than staying on’. Five years later, he supported himself through a history degree then a master's in historical research at Edinburgh University after his parents died suddenly. Following a three-year stint in retail - which saw him rise to regional manager and head of customer relations across Scotland for Texas Homecare – he felt the calling of education and did a PGCE at Jordanhill College in Glasgow. Reached the top job within just 11 years, his journey having included teaching in six different schools and leaving a depute headship at Eyemouth High School in Berwickshire to become head...

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Special Education Needs

Condition Provision for in school
ASD - Autistic Spectrum Disorder
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders
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
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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