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Falkland House School December 2017 E-Newsletter
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Falkland House School is a residential school for boys of all ages who have Additional Support Needs and who find it difficult to cope in a mainstream educational environment. We offer day, 39- and 52-week provision.
TES Independent School Awards 2018

The shortlist for the TES Independent School Awards was announced recently, and we’re delighted to inform you that Falkland House School is on that list!

The awards recognise outstanding examples of best practice in the independent sector, and a total of 97 schools from all over the UK have been shortlisted across 14 categories, with Falkland House one of only two Scottish schools to reach the final stages.

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Seminar for Parents
Over the last twelve months, FHS has visited three cities - Edinburgh, Dundee and Elgin - with its seminar entitled ‘A Parent’s Guide to the Law and Additional Support Needs’.

The seminar is an opportunity for parents to find out more about additional support needs law, equality law in education and the rights of the child.

Guest speaker, Iain Nisbet, an independent education law consultant, looks at a wide range of issues, from rights to assessment to current legislation on placement.

The next seminar will take place in Inverness in February. More details will be posted on Facebook and Twitter early in the New Year.
Towards independence and independent living

Falkland House School's shortlisting for a TES Independent School Award is thanks to the success of its innovative independence programme, which focuses on teaching pupils the skills they will need for independent living.

Having autism or learning and attention issues like ADHD can make it difficult to acquire certain basic skills that we commonly believe are simple enough to be learned without direct teaching and guided practice. Mastering these skills bolsters our pupils’ confidence and their willingness to try new experiences, increasing their chances for future success in all aspects of life.

Over the last year, the school has taken a number of steps to develop its independence programme, including appointing two independence development workers whose task it is to work with class groups and individuals, planning and delivering learning experiences linked to the FHS independence programme.

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Click here to read Falkland House School's latest Inspection Report
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Fundraising 
fun at FHS

Every year, the Events Committee at Falkland House School organises two fundraising events. 

One of these is our Wear It Pink Day, when the whole school is involved in a pink bonanza to help raise money for the Breast Cancer Now charity and the life-saving research projects they fund.

Once again, the day was a great success. The event is always a lot of fun and the pupils look forward to it every year. Their expectations were high and they weren’t disappointed!

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We're looking forward to welcoming the pupils' families to the school on Thursday 21st December for our annual Christmas Lunch.


 


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