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 SPSS
  
 Welcome to the Secondary Pupil Support Service
  

Dear Students, Parents and Families 

We provide extra support and help in post-primary schools for young people who are experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioural difficulties.  Secondary Pupil Support Service is made up of teachers, behaviour support assistants and a senior youth worker who specialise in this field.  We work with the students individually or in a group, to offer extra support and guidance.

We provide a listening and support service that seeks to promote resilience, self-esteem, positive behaviour, problem solving, emotional literacy and self-management.

We achieve this through skills developed, counselling approaches, solution focused work, positive self talk, cognitive behavioural approaches and consistently positive interactions.

In partnership with the home, school and Educational Psychology, we also offer part time intervention programmes at the Link Centre that last between 3 and 4 months.

The Link Centre also offers weekly complementary therapy sessions for students.

We run a Home Link programme for parents and families a number of times throughout the school year.    

We invite you to visit the Link Centre to see our facilities and to meet with SPSS staff.

Larry Burns
Head of Service
 


Mr Larry Burns

Larry Burns, Head of Service