Cumbernauld Primary School

Additional Support Needs

Additional Support Needs
The Named Person in our school is our Head Teacher, Mr Clinton.

Mrs Hart, Depute Head Teacher is our designated Additional Support for Learning Coordinator.

Cumbernauld Primary complies with the Additional Support for Learning (Scotland) Act 2004 as
amended by the Additional Support for Learning (Scotland) Act 2009 and the Additional Support for Learning: Statutory Guidance 2017.

In line with advice and guidance from North Lanarkshire Council, the school follows a model of
staged intervention to support its pupils.

Children and young with English as additional language are supported accordingly.

Looked After Children i.e. children who are cared for directly or whose care is supervised by the local
authority are deemed to have Additional Support Needs unless assessment determines otherwise.

Parents and young people can request an assessment at any time to establish whether a child or young person has additional needs and/or requires a Co-ordinated Support Plan. Parents and pupils are an essential part of the assessment; planning and review processes and your views will be actively sought.

Planning- Getting it Right for Me
(GIRFme) plans enable staff to plan effectively for children and young people when interventions are requires to support their learning a improve outcomes. Parents/carers and pupils are an essential part of the assessment; planning and review processes and their views will be actively sought.

Some children and young people may require significant support from education and at least one other agency, such as health, social work and/or voluntary agency to help them meet their learning targets. Where this support requires a high level or co-ordination the opening of a Co-ordinated Support Plan (CSP) may be considered. A CSP may be initiated by the school or another agency.

Parents/carers and young people can, if they wish, request that a CSP be considered and would be
involved in the process.

Parents/carers will receive letters from the Education Authority throughout the CSP process

Parents/carers and young people will be invited to take part in multiagency meetings and their views will be recorded in the plan.


Where more intensive support for a child or young person needs to be planned for, usually when a number of agencies are involved in supporting their wellbeing then a Child’s Plan may be developed. The plan will tell you what actions need to be taken and who will help with each action. It will usually be someone called a ‘Lead Professional’ who will have the job of making sure that the actions outlined in the plan take place and things get better for the child or young person.

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