Each Guidance Teacher has responsibility to liaise with and maintain productive links
with Support for Learning, the Educational Psychology Service, Cluster Primary Schools,
Social Work Department, Skills Development Scotland, NHS and School Medical Services,
Community Education, Grampian Police and Higher and Further Education Institutes.
The Community Schools Network employs a Pupil Support Worker and Social Worker who
work closely with the Guidance Staff.
Liaison with Health Services
If a Guidance Teacher has concerns about the health of a young person, he/she may
choose to raise this in the first instance with the family GP, school doctor, school
nurse or first aider before deciding on an appropriate course of action which might
involve an NHS referral.
Liaison with Career Adviser
The Careers Adviser is in regular contact with all Guidance staff and is in school
approximately twice a week. Contact with pupils starts during S2 prior to subject
choice. This is followed by another talk in S4 after which pupils have the opportunity
to request individual careers interviews. Carers may also request careers interviews.
During S4, pupils complete the Skills Development Scotland information form, which
is forwarded to the Careers Adviser. This provides the Careers Adviser with relevant
information and forms the basis of a careers interview.
The Careers Adviser is also present at the S2, S4 and S5/6 parents’ evenings, the
S2 Subject Choice Parents’ Information Evening and the S4 Careers Evening. The
Careers Adviser also contributes to the S5 and S6 induction programme, addresses
all S5/S6 students prior the Higher Education Convention and acts as a consultant
in the S6 enrichment event “Life Beyond School”.