Integrated Support

“Reducing the barriers to learning by providing the right support for the right learners at the right time”

The Integrated Support Team consists of a range of both in-house staff and external agency partners. Our aim is to provide advice and support to our learners, staff and parents/carers to ensure that any barrier to learning is reduced, enabling our young people to achieve the best attainment possible in their time in Irvine Royal Academy. The team will meet monthly to share information received about pupils and agree on the next steps for targeted support from the relevant area/service within the team.


DHT: Claire Bethell                                                                                                                                           Arran House Logo.jpg

PT Pastoral: Liz Davidson
House meeting: Wednesday Period 1
Learning Support Link: Maureen Kenefick


DHT: Jill Gilchrist                                                                                                                                                 Bute House Logo.jpg
PT Pastoral: Lorraine Clifford
House meeting: Thursday Period 4
Learning Support Link: Karen Wotherspoon 


DHT: Gillian Pryce                                                                                                                                          Cumbrae House Logo.jpg
PT Pastoral: Laura Gibson
House meeting: Monday Period 7
Learning Support Link: Ross Muirhead

Targeted Pastoral Support Arran/Bute/Cumbrae

Jacqui Marwick

Learning Support Team

Karen Wotherspoon (PT), Maureen Kenefick, Ross Muirhead
Classroom Assistants x 8   

Inclusive Learning Programme

Alan Knox
(PT Pastoral/Named Person for ILP pupils)

Nurture Provision

Kathy Schofield
Simone Welsh

School based Social Worker

Irene Reid

Area Inclusion & Inclusion & Attainment Workers

Hollie Johnstone
Dionne Gordon

NHS – School Nurse

Katrina Moffat

Campus Police Officer

PC Sarah Jackson


Louise Samson

MCR Pathways

Lisa Campbell

Family Learning

Laura Landon

Educational Psychologist

Claire Cunningham

Counselling Service

Lydia Hazell
Lucy Watkins


Group Work - session 2021 - 22

Throughout this year the following targeted groups will be running with the school - these are coordinated by the relevant staff within the building and are there to support the mental health and well-being of our young people whilst being responsive to the needs of our you people. 

The Integrated Support Team work together to establish the groups and ensure the make-up of young people within each group is right thus, in turn, ensuring that the group work sessions are effective. 

  • Confident Individuals 
  • Period Chat
  • Well-being Walks
  • Covid Recovery
  • Exam Stress & Anxiety
  • Anti-social Behaviour
  • Anxiety
  • Pitchin' In
  • Change2Be
  • Sirens for Success
  • BetterUFitness
  • Skiing
  • Anger & Frustration
  • Transition & Settling-in




For all the latest information and advice on how Irvine Royal Academy is adapting to deal with Covid-19, including school social distancing measures, home learning during lockdown, symptoms, testing and self-isolating, please click the link below.

Latest Covid-19 Information & Advice


P7/S1 Welcome Videos

The different departments have created short welcome videos to introduce the staff and the subjects taught in them. Have a look and see who your teacher could be.