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Politics • Gym • Sharing His Voice

Kyle started at Stanmore House in 2014 and has made massive amounts of progress in his education and well-being.
Kyle has been working hard on his spelling in class and can now use letter pattern strategies to spell commonly used words. He has been using some more difficult pieces of reading to help recognise unfamiliar words, applying the same strategies as he does with simpler or known words.
Kyle plays a big part in our Pupil Voice programme: recently he represented Stanmore House School in the Education Recovery Group, a governmental post-Covid group bringing together decision makers, influencers and learners to look at maintaining educational excellence within the country’s Covid-19 responses.
Kyle met with John Swinney MSP, Deputy First Minister of Scotland – an early foray into the world of politics perhaps?
Continuing with the theme of making his voice heard, Kyle is a member of Capability Scotland’s Have Your Say initiative, sharing his (and his fellow learners) views on the education we provide, and feeding back information to the school in a formalised way. Kyle enjoys this responsibility, as he does participating in discussions outside of school.
As a member of our Pupil Council, Kyle’s current project is sourcing a new, accessible school swing. He’s currently receiving financial quotes and evaluating the project costs.

Kyle has also made tremendous progress with his personal needs. When Kyle first arrived, he was fully dependent on staff for personal care but having worked hard with our on-site allied health and care teams, Kyle is now able to maximise his independent life skills.
Kyle’s also been working with our friends at Dale Robertson’s Inclusive Fitness, building up his muscles at the gym – go Kyle!