Alexander McLeod Primary School

The Pear Provision - DSP



Alexander McLeod Primary is committed to providing Quality First Teaching and a fully inclusive environment as a basic entitlement for all learners. 

As a school we value the needs of all learners and foster a positive attitude towards pupils with additional needs

We aim to teach all learners how to build on their strengths and support them to address their barriers to learning, so that they are empowered to be the best that they can be. 

Pear class was opened in February 2019, in response a number of pupils who were finding it extremely challenging to access mainstream teaching and learning due to a significant delay in their social communication and language skills. Alongside this, some also had a diagnosis of Global Developmental Delay.



 At Alexander McLeod, we strongly believe that it is the role of our educators to adapt the provision to ensure that every child’s individual needs are met and that they can achieve success.  Staff Pear Class work together with outside agencies to ensure that they are clear about all children’s starting points and future goals.  The aim is for pupils to develop their language and social communication skills in the DSP to a level where they can transfer these to their mainstream class.









The Pear Provision policy