The majority of our students attend Howdenburn Schoolhouse on a shared placement with their local secondary school.
“I have made lots of new friends”.
“I love to dance or play the Wii in leisure time”.
“We get to go on college visits”.
“I like wearing my own choice of clothes and not school clothes.”
“We can call the staff by their first names because we are grown up now.”
The S5 class are typically with us Mondays and Tuesdays and in their base secondary school for the remainder of the week. We liaise closely with our partner schools, this includes joint planning to ensure all students are well supported across their settings .
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“I like travelling on the bus to the Schoolhouse, it makes me feel grown up.”
“I like to do the hoovering and the ironing at Howdenburn.”
The S6 class are typically with us Thursdays and Fridays and on a Wednesday most will attend the Life Skills Link course in Borders College, Galashiels. We work closely with Borders College staff to support our students as well as maintaining our very regular liaison with each student’s base secondary school. During this S6 year our students continue to attend their base secondary school for the remaining two days each week.
“I like Howdenburn because my friends there keep me company. They are my new friends.”
“It was great doing trips to Carlisle to Tullie House Museum, it was great.”
Marjorie Rae - Principal Teacher
Louise Burn - Class Teacher
Rob Hutchison - Additional Needs Assistant
Donne Maclean - Additional Needs Assistant
Jennifer Davidson - Additional Needs Assistant
Tracie Dickson - Additional Needs Assistant
Julie Wallace - Additional Needs Assistant
Marie Domingo - Clerical Assistant
Also working with us are:
Marianne O’Brien - Active Schools Coordinator
Meriah Kohn - Speech and Language Therapist (NHS Borders)
Sarah Fitch - Education Team Leader
Henry Wear - Howdenburn Primary School Janitor
“I like to do maths and cooking.”
“I can remember making tuna and sweet corn pasta and then fish and chips for everyone.”
“I enjoy swimming, my personal best was 16 lengths.”