Pupil Support at Portobello High School is designed to provide an integrated and planned approach to ensure that each pupil is known and valued and has his or her needs met.
The school operates a vertical support system which is organised around four houses: Abercorn, Brunstane, Crichton and Duddingston. Each house is led by a Depute Head Teacher and a Pupil Support Leader. Within each house, staff have a responsibility for the personal, curricular, vocational and social development of the pupil’s progress, in addition to offering personal counselling and pastoral care. To ensure each pupil achieves their full potential, house staff liaise regularly with teachers, parents and, where necessary, appropriate agencies from the wider community.
|House Head||Mrs A Dobson|
|Pupil Support Leaders||Miss M Hume||A01-A10|
|Miss A McGhee||A11-A12|
|House Head||Miss A Fotheringham|
|Pupil Support Leaders||Miss C Skedd||B01-B10|
|Miss A McGhee||B07-B12|
|House Head||Mrs M Williamson|
|Pupil Support Leaders||Mrs J Webster||C01-C10|
|Miss A McGhee||C11-C12|
|House Head||Mr P Saddler|
|Pupil Support Leaders||Mrs L Pendleton||D01-D10|
|Miss A McGhee||D11-D12|
Please contact the appropriate Pupil Support Leader if you would like to discuss any concerns regarding your child’s welfare or progress.
All pupils are allocated a Tutor Group with pupils from all year groups which continues throughout their time at Portobello High School. Each group is in the care of a Group Tutor and meets at the start of the day for registration etc.
Younger siblings, where possible, will be allocated to the same house and Pupil Support Leaders to foster closer links with the family.