Additional Support Needs

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All staff within the education service have a responsibility for addressing additional support needs.  A child or young person with additional support needs is defined under the terms of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Acts 2004 and 2009.

Children or young people may require additional support for a variety of reasons, either for short periods of time or throughout their education. 

Children with additional support needs may include those who:

  • have motor or sensory impairments
  • are being bullied
  • are particularly able or talented
  • have experienced a bereavement
  • have a learning difficulty
  • are living with parents who are abusing substances
  • are living with parents who have mental health problems
  • have English as a second language
  • are not attending school regularly
  • have emotional or social difficulties
  • are on the child protection register
  • are young carers

It is most helpful to discuss any questions, issues or concerns about the provision for additional support needs with the Head Teacher in the first instance.  Area Principal Teachers can also be involved in providing very useful information and support. Contact details for each of the Area Principal Teachers are listed below.

AREA

CONTACT

TELEPHONE NUMBER

Helensburgh and Lomond

Alison Currie (temporary cover)

01369 705010

Cowal

Ruth Sweeney

01700 503227

Kintyre

Elaine Ross

01546 604484

Oban

Laurie Black

01631 572958

Mid Argyll

Elaine Ross

01546 604484

Bute

Ruth Sweeney

01700 503367

Mull

Laurie Black

01631 572958

If you would like further information in relation to any aspect of meeting additional support needs please contact:

David Bain
Acting Education Manager – Inclusion and Integration
Colgrain Area Education Office
Redgauntlet Road
Helensburgh
G84 7TZ
Tel.  01436658923

Enquire

Enquire is the Scottish Advice Service for additional support for learning and can be contacted on 0345 123 2303.