Probus talk on assisted learning in Angus

President Joe McGalliard welcomed 23 members and then reported on a very enjoyable visit by 12 members to Tayside Aviation on August 31.

After dealing with other routine business the president introduced Carolyn Cheape who is the Specialist Lead Teacher for Assisted Learning at Carlogie Primary School.

In this respect Carlogie Primary is regarded as a Resource School and the catchment area for pupils requiring Assisted Learning is wider than the normal catchment area for the school.

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The structure of the Assisted Learning at Carlogie has been developed over a number of years and is now replicated throughout Angus Primary schools.

In her comprehensive illustrated presentation Carolyn gave members detailed explanation of the various diagnosis which the pupils in the Assisted Learning Hubs and their family members were learning to cope with.

Getting it right for every child from as early an age as possible was the aim but this often necessitated change as the pupils get older. The staff in the Assiste L earning team have links with NHS specialists as well as Angus Council staff in the Education Department.

T hey are also very appreciative of help to improve indoor and outdoor spaces provided by individuals and local companies.

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The Vote of Thanks was given by Robbie Murray and he thanked Carolyn for her very illuminating talk and said the work in Assisted Learning was now very different to bygone days when members were of school age and clearly is now an important specialism in education. At the September 21 meeting the speaker was Dr Iain Flett who talked about the Nine Trades in Dundee.

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