If you think that your child might need extra help, talking to us is the best place to start. Every child’s needs will be different and any support provided should meet their individual needs.
It is worth remembering that your child may already be getting extra help in school. Teachers are trained to look at each child’s progress and adapt teaching methods to meet the different needs of all the children in the class. Sometimes support can already be in place as part of a school-wide project – such as a positive relationships or anti-bullying programme.
What type of support is available?
Support is usually provided through the normal learning and teaching that takes place. Depending on your child’s needs extra support may include:
The list above is in no way exhaustive. The department always works closely with children, parents, teachers and outside agencies to find solutions that best fit the child. This can often mean trying new approaches.