Understanding Additional Support for Learning

This fact sheet below explains:

  1. what  ‘additional support needs’ and ‘additional support for learning’ are

2. where and when your child can receive additional support for                 learning

3. who is responsible for providing your child’s support

4. how you should be involved in decisions about your child’s support

5. how your child should be involved in decisions about their support.

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This fact sheet below explains:

  1. opportunities and rights for pupils aged 16 and over who have additional support needs

2. how your child’s school and local authority can help them plan for       staying on or leaving school

3. who you can contact for further information about post-school             options

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This fact sheet below explains:

  1. the rights of looked after children to additional support for learning

2. the rights of parents and carers of looked after children

3. information about times that can be particularly difficult, for example moving schools and exclusion from school.In this factsheet, when we say ‘your child’ we mean both:

4. your child, if you are the parent of a looked after child

5. the child you look after, if you are a kinship or foster carer

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This fact sheet below explains:

  1. the legal definition of disability

2. the key laws that apply to disabled pupils

3. what to do if you think your disabled child is not getting the help they need

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This fact sheet below explains:

  1. how all pupils in Scotland should be and feel included
  2. the law on equality in education
  3. how professionals working with your child should consider and protect their wellbeing.

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This fact sheet below explains:

1. the rights of children aged 12-15 with additional support needs

2. how they can use their rights

3. what checks must happen before the rights can be used

4. the support available for them to use their rights

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