Student Support

All staff in Lasswade High School have responsibility for the health and wellbeing of our students. Student Support seeks to support this responsibility through our House System and Additional Support Needs Team.

House System

In Lasswade High School there are four houses with a range of staff who have particular responsibility for the care, welfare and progress of students.  The four Houses are St Anne’s, St Leonard’s, Melville and Mount Esk.  Principal Teachers in each House have caseload responsibilities for students within their House.

Each House comprises:

  • A Principal Teacher: Head of House
  • A Principal Teacher: Tracking & Monitoring
  • A Pupil Care and Welfare Officer
  • House Teachers

The Support Team for each House has an overview of a student’s work, progress, behaviour and attendance and can give parents an up-to-date picture of how their child is progressing. Principal Teachers have specific responsibilities in relation to student disciplinary matters.

Student Support Assistants are a vital part of the team and as non-teaching members of staff are responsible for day to day pastoral matters including attendance, late-coming, dress code, and first aid.

Each House has a dedicated email address that may be a convenient communication method for parents/carers.

Additional Support Needs

Delivering appropriate provision for students with additional learning needs is central to the national commitment to inclusion and is underpinned by legislation.

Midlothian Council believes that all children and young people are entitled to learn together.  This helps develop a culture of acceptance within which all children have a presumptive entitlement to mainstream education and services provided to facilitate this goal.  Lasswade High School is fully committed to these principles.

Support for Learning staff support students with additional needs. This generally takes place in subject classes but where appropriate students can attend our Support for Learning bases.

Interviews can be arranged with the Student Support Team by telephoning the school. Please do not hesitate to seek their help.

Through our Student Support Team, access can be had to various individuals and agencies such as:

  • School Medical Service / Mental Health Link Worker
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Children and Young People’s Team
  • Social Work Service
  • Skills Development Scotland
  • Drug and Alcohol Service
  • Police Scotland