The Secondary Support Resource started in Irvine Royal Academy in 2021 with the aim of the SSR to assist the transition of pupils with additional support needs into mainstream classes. The goal being, pupils will attend classes on a full time basis following this support.

We work with the SHANARRI indicators and nurture principles, with a quiet, nurturing environment where pupils feel safe and are able to express their feelings.

On our first term we focus mainly on health and wellbeing activities with our pupils, to build their confidence, resilience, relationships, and a sense of belonging within the school.,

Pupils are then gradually integrated into classes with 1-2-1 support until they feel able to attend and participate in classes without support.


To learn more about our achievements to date, please have a look at our newsletters attached:

SSR Newsletter - August 2021

SSR Newsletter - September 2021

SSR Newsletter - October/November 2021

Term 3 - January 2022

Most young people are transitioning into a variety of classes across the school. The Sports Leaders continue to lead the group in teaching them skills in badminton, basketball and trampolining.

Barnardo's continue to support each Thursday and the young people look forward to spending time with Louise and being involved in the Craft Club.

Term 4 - April 2022

Sewing projects in Term 4 have included the Worry Monster which was a great success with both staff and pupils. Sewing has been an unexpected success!



We welcomed some new pupils in to the SSR and worked through some English and Science Nat 2 and Nat 3 Units. 

One young person completed his Hobbies & Interests SCQF Level and led a group on a bike adventure to the Low Green.

The Gold JASS Award was completed with the adventure part having to be completed indoors due to inclement weather!

Some young people took part in activities with Coastwatch, at Irvine Beach. Thank you to the Coastwatch volunteers for their support.

The Transition Celebration was well supported and parents enjoyed seeing the achievements of the young people over the year. This coffee morning built on positive relationships between staff and parents and gave parents the opportunity to meet one another.

Our S2 young people are now following a full timetable.





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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.