THE TRAINING BASE
The decision to move the training base from ROYSTON in GLASGOW to BURGH in RUTHERGLEN, SOUTH LANARKSHIRE came about as a result of several factors but the most influential was probably the news that the main CUSTTAD worker - and a stalwart advocate of the approach - was moving to another school.
There was also the growing conviction that if CUSTTAD belonged anywhere it was in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE where the work had received the support necessary for its continued development. Its potential to make an effective contribution to their early intervention program was also now being acknowledged. And we felt that within that Authority the integrity of the approach was most likely to be maintained. Liz Davidson had retired and the new Head Teacher had indicated that his priorities were at odds with the basic concepts of the approach.
Everything from ROYSTON was transferred to a newly established facility in BURGH where it now functions as an on site self staffed resource, as part of the network of CUSTTAD facilities in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE and as the main training base.