More than anything else, we want our pupils to be happy and enjoy their learning at Albyn. However, we are aware that there may be times when life can become a little challenging or overwhelming for some.
Every pupil at Albyn has a strong support system around them for when times get tough. Assistant Heads, Heads of Clan and Form Teachers all dedicate their time, energy and expertise into listening and nurturing our pupils. They appreciate that our pupils have individual needs on a number of different levels and will always do what they can to make sure these needs are met. We also strongly encourage our pupils to support and care for one another’s well-being and to let staff know if they have concerns for a fellow pupil.
At the beginning of each year our Upper School pupils will be introduced to their Form Teacher who will register their class twice a day, in the morning and after lunch. Form teachers are the first point of contact for all pupils and their parents. They meet each pupil periodically on a one-to-one basis to ensure that each individual is coping well and achieving their potential. Form Teachers have a substitute teacher who will cover the role during any absences and also act as another mentor for the pupils should they wish to speak to someone other than their Form Teacher.
Each pupil is assigned to a Clan when they join Albyn. These Clans are Douglas, Forbes, Gordon and Stuart. We believe that our strong Clan system helps foster relationships between pupils and staff and creates community spirit within the School. Regular Clan events such as sporting, singing and debating competitions allow for interaction between pupils of all ages throughout the Upper School. This can act as a support system for pupils, giving them the option to speak to an older pupil within their Clan about issues which may be concerning them or to the Head of the Clan instead of their Form Teacher.
We provide an environment where pupils feel safe, secure and comfortable in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust. Our pastoral team are always on hand to support each child should any issues arise whether it be academic or well-being related.