Within Saltersgate we have developed an Inclusion and Outreach Service which supports pupils with additional support needs in mainstream schools across Midlothian. It also promotes the inclusion of mainstream pupils in Saltersgate and of Saltersgate pupils in a mainstream setting on a shared or part time basis.

 

The campus design supports our inclusive ethos and many pupils benefit from a shared placement.  Our aim is to put together the best educational package available for each pupil and create a cross campus timetable, taking into account pupils strengths, as well as areas in which they require a little extra support.

 

This is extended across the authority where some of our learners spend time in their local mainstream school and enjoy interacting with peers from their own community.

 

We have a well regarded, cross campus mentoring programme.  Whereby sixth year pupils from both St David’s and Dalkeith High Schools come into classes, clubs and the dining hall to work alongside our pupils.

 

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