Learn to Succeed


Dunbar Grammar School provides an opportunity for a small number of S2/3 students to participate in a unique programme of personal development – Learn to Succeed


Students are referred by staff for a variety of reasons and will spend a minimum of 3 periods a week working on a range of subjects, issues, topics and challenges.


The course runs for 2 years and is delivered by teachers, Pupil Support Workers and ASN Auxiliaries.


The programme has two compulsory elements –

  • Personalised Learning Plan (consolidation of class work; homework and past paper practice)
  • Issue-based Group work (Citizenship; Relationships; Conflict Resolution; Health & Wellbeing; Employability Skills; CEOP- Internet Safety; etc.)


The third element allows students access to some of the following –

Rural Skills Intermediate 1

John Muir Award

Outdoor Experience – hill walking & camping

Personal Fitness Programme

Cross Generation Sessions

Cooldown Crew Course – delivered by the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service





Sandra Park: PT Support for Learning is responsible for developing and managing the learning component.

Fionna Payton: Support for Learning Teacher is responsible for overseeing the learning component.

Lesley Gillies: PT Pupil Support is responsible for developing & managing the personal skills component.

Kirsty McLuckie: Pupil Support Worker will deliver the issue-based group work; Rural Skills; Outdoor Experience; Relaxation/Visualisation; Cross Generation; Wellbeing walks and co-deliver the John Muir Award.

Isobel Knox: Pupil Support Worker/ASN Auxiliary will deliver the John Muir Award; the learning component and co-deliver Outdoor Experience and Rural Skills.

Sheila Smith: Fitness Coach/ASN AUxiliary will deliverFitness sessions.

Emma Murray: Pupil Support Worker/ASN Auxiliary will deliver the learning component.

Nichola Stewart: Pupil Support Worker/ASN Auxiliary will deliver the learning component.






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