What are additional support needs?
The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 informs practitioners and organisations of their duties, and parents of their rights, in respect of the provision of support for children and young people.
How can I help?
You will have the opportunity to be involved fully in discussions and decisions about your child's learning. You want what is best for your child and have unique knowledge and experience to contribute to understanding their additional support needs. You have a key role to play in your child's education. Partnership with parents is central to ensuring that children and young people with additional support needs benefit fully from learning.
Where can I find further advice?
Your child's school will be able to provide you with a great deal of information about your child's additional support need. Your local authority will have a policy explaining how they identify, plan for and provide support to children who need additional help with their learning.
Information on the ways schools can plan your child’s learning and how you and your child can be involved in this planning is available on Enquire’s website.
Or find information on Parentzone Scotland on your child's specific support needs.