Integrated Support

“Reducing the barriers to learning by providing the right support for the right learners at the right time”

The Integrated Support Team consists of a range of both in-house staff and external agency partners. Our aim is to provide advice and support to our learners, staff and parents/carers to ensure that any barrier to learning is reduced, enabling our young people to achieve the best attainment possible in their time in Irvine Royal Academy. The team will meet monthly to share information received about pupils and agree on the next steps for targeted support from the relevant area/service within the team.


DHT: Claire Dollan                                                                                                                                              Arran House Logo.jpg

PT Pastoral: Liz Davidson
House meeting: Wednesday Period 1
Learning Support Link: Nicola Mann


DHT: Jill Hosie                                                                                                                                                    Bute House Logo.jpg
PT Pastoral: Lorraine Clifford
House meeting: Wednesday Period 6
Learning Support Link: Karen Wotherspoon 


DHT: Gillian Pryce                                                                                                                                          Cumbrae House Logo.jpg
PT Pastoral: Laura Gibson
House meeting: Monday Period 4
Learning Support Link: Maureen Kenefick

Secondary Inclusion Resource (SIR)

PT Pastoral : Jacqui Marwick & Alan Knox

Class Teacher: Joyce Murray

Outreach Worker: Dionne Gordon

Classroom Assistant: Chiara Sheridan

Learning Support Team

Karen Wotherspoon (PT), Maureen Kenefick, Nicola Mann
Classroom Assistants x 8   

Nurture Provision

Our Nurture provision is part of our SIR within the school, we have the support of a Classroom Assistant for this resource. 
Simone Welsh

School based Social Worker


Area Inclusion Worker

Hollie Moore

NHS – School Nurse

Katrina Moffat

Catherine Straine

Campus Police Officer

PC Chris Lewis


Morgan Brown

MCR Pathways

Lisa Campbell

Educational Psychologist

Ceri MacMillan

Counselling Service

Lucy Watkins


Group Work

Throughout this year the following targeted groups will be running with the school - these are coordinated by the relevant staff within the building and are there to support the mental health and well-being of our young people whilst being responsive to the needs of our you people. 

The Integrated Support Team work together to establish the groups and ensure the make-up of young people within each group is right thus, in turn, ensuring that the group work sessions are effective. 

  • Confident Individuals 
  • Resilience
  • Period Chat
  • Well-being Walks
  • Exam Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Skiing
  • Anger & Frustration
  • Transition & Settling-in etc...




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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.