Each registration class has a Pupil Support Teacher. They are classroom teachers who have extra responsibility for your welfare. Your Pupil Support Teacher will be the member of staff with whom you have the most dealings during your time here. 

You may have different subject teachers during your time at St Andrew's Secondary, but we will endeavour to ensure you will always have the same Pupil Support Teacher where possible. This means that there is a member of staff with whom you will have regular contact and who will get to know you very well. 

Pupil Support Teachers have several roles including: 

  • Making sure you are settling into Saint Andrew's 
  • Talking with your parents and teachers about your progress
  • Talking to your teachers on your behalf
  • Writing reports and references
  • Discussing your reports with you and your parents
  • Giving you advice on the curriculum
  • Helping you achieve your full potential
  • Monitoring your progress
  • Monitoring your attendance

Who are the Pupil Support Teachers?

How do I find my Pupil Support Teacher?

You will meet with your Pupil Support Teacher once a week during Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). At break and lunch times they can normally be found in the Crush or their Pupil Support bases near the school office.  

How does my Parent or Carer contact St Andrew’s?

Parents and Carers are always welcome to contact our school and should not hesitate to get in touch if something is causing concern.

Pupil Support Teachers are also classroom teachers so where possible we request that your Parent or Carer emails your Pupil Support Teacher using the email address above or contacts the school office to arrange an appointment if they wish to talk to your Pupil Support Teacher.  


Your Parents or Carers are requested to inform our school if you are likely to be absent for a period of time and to give you a note on his or her return to school - with a reason for the absence. Please give this to your Pupil Support Teacher as soon as possible. 

Home School Support Workers

Susan Neilson and Fiona O’Kane work closely with Pupil Support Teachers to:

  • Positive link between home and school
  • Build positive relationships with pupils and families
  • Support and improve attendance and timekeeping
  • Work closely with the Pupil Support Team
  • Work within the St Andrew’s Learning Community e.g feeder primary schools
  • Track and monitor attendance