01387 730240

Shawhead Primary School

Pupil Support


Dumfries and Galloway Council is committed to the well-being and educational development of all learners. The process of inclusion requires all involved in the business of learning and teaching to demonstrate commitment, innovation and flexibility in order to ensure that all children and young people have access to quality learning opportunities and experiences.

The Authority aims to meet the needs of all children with additional support needs through a range of provision from mainstream classes(with or without support) to part-time or full-time provision in a school with a learning centre or base.

This commitment to meeting the needs of all children is based upon the requirements of the Education (Additional Support for Learning ) ( Scotland) Act 2004 amended in 2009 and is translated into procedure and practice by Dumfries and Galloway Education Services’ The Framework for Support 2006. This Framework is currently under review.


The additional resources for support for learning in this school are:

  • Mrs. S. White – Support for Learning Teacher – 1 session per week
  • Support for Learning Assistant


Individuals and groups of children work with our Support for Learning staff, usually in the classroom. However, pupils can occasionally be withdrawn for one-to-one tuition or assessment purposes and an Individualised Education Programme can be created for specific targets. Sometimes a pupil will have a Co-ordinated Support Plan if several agencies are working together to meet educational objectives for an individual child or young person.

If you have any concerns about your child’s progress or think that your child is experiencing problems with his or her learning, you should contact the Head Teacher who can then arrange a discussion with the class teacher or Learning Support Teacher.

The Pupil /Parent Support Unit is there to help parents and pupils and can be contacted on the numbers shown below regarding any aspect of Free School Meals/Clothing Grants, Education Maintenance Allowance, School Transport, Home Education, Parent Council administration, school transfers and enrolment, school catchment areas, performance licences, insurance matters and financial support for those pupils entering higher education.

(01387) 260437
(01387) 260498
(01387) 260433
(01387) 260493

Shawhead Primary School


Telephone: 01387 730240

Head Teacher – Mrs. Karen Little
Present roll: 40
Number of classes: 2

Local Authority

Dumfries and Galloway Council Council Offices
English Street

Telephone: 03 03 3333000

Director Children, Young People and Lifelong Learning

Colin Grant
30 Edinburgh Road

Telephone: 03 03 333 3000