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Department of additional support

Teaching Staff

Mrs Bathie PT of the department


Mr Sim PT1 of the department


Ms Goff - Class teacher

Ms Green - Class teacher

Ms Spokes - Class teacher

Ms Zikou - Class teacher

Ms Ritchie - Class teacher

Ms Stockdale - Class teacher


About Us

The Department of Additional Support in Lochgelly High School is a small community within the High School and very much part of the wider community. Currently we have fifty five pupils split into 6 classes from S1 to S6. Teaching staff are supported by a team of fourteen PSAs who assist with learning needs and personal care. Pupils have a wide range of additional support needs with a significant number having multiple complex needs. One of the challenges of this is to ensure that all pupils achieve their potential, that all needs are met and that youngsters leave at the end of their school career with a sense of self-worth and a positive post school destination. To ensure that our pupils achieve their potential as outlined in Curriculum for Excellence a wide range of strategies are deployed to access, track and celebrate learning and success whenever it occurs.


The pupils are in small group class settings and are taught English; Maths; Social Studies; Health and Wellbeing, RME and ICT within the department. Teachers in our senior classes deliver a wide range of SQA units across the curriculum at National 1 and National 2 including National awards in Personal Development and Personal Achievement.  


The pupils in the Department are placed in mainstream classes as appropriate to meet their needs.  All pupils experience a broad balanced curriculum accessing subject specialist teachers for all practical subjects either as a DAS group or within a mainstream class.  There is a high level of adult support in all classes.

Our vision
To encourage young people to achieve their potential and pursue positive pathways in life.


Our Values
Self-respect and respect for others

To be independent in life and responsible

To know how to work to the best of their abilities

To embrace all opportunities


Our Goal
To provide a broad range of experiences that prepare our pupils for adulthood.


Our Successes

DAS 2/3 enjoy finding out about toys from the Past in the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library and Galleries.

A Fantastic day at the DSF Fife and Track and Field championships at Pitreavie. 10 Athletes 22 medals! Go Team DAS Lochgelly!


Another great haul of 7 medals for the LHS DAS sqaud at the SDS junior track and field championships in Grangemouth today.


Train like a professional footballer. DAS pupils enjoying football training with SFA coaches.


DAS runners braved arctic winds in the SDS national cross country event in Glasgow. Louise Harley took gold in the girls 2K. Well done all.


DAS pupils learning computer programming with BBC Microbit.


DAS Pupils visit Baynes the Bakers as part of their investigating a workplace unit.


DAS2 enjoyed a Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh today as part of their Social Studies Unit on Volcanoes and Earthquakes.