Support For Learning

Staff

Support for Learning Leader:  Vacancy

Support for Learning:   A. Haresnape

Pupil Support Assistants:

S. Draper

C.  Eaton

K. Graham

 

Aims:

  • To support colleagues in implementing the school policy on Additional Support for Learning.
  • To provide appropriate support to individual students, both in subject classes, and in tutorial settings as appropriate, to ensure that the effects of learning difficulties or disabilities are minimised and to offer specialised teaching programmes to develop necessary language and learning skills.
  • To promote understanding of additional support needs throughout the school and to work closely with other colleagues in developing effective teaching and learning approaches for pupils with additional support needs.
  • To work closely with colleagues to identify and implement assessment strategies and ensure that the results are reported to parents.
  • To involve parents in the planning of their son’s/daughter’s progression throughout secondary school.

 

Additional Support Needs

An additional support need comes from anything which is a barrier to learning.  Most, or all, schools will have some children with additional support needs of some kind.  The education authority has many legal duties towards pupils with additional support needs.

Information about this is contained in a booklet called In On The Act : Information For The General Public which is published on the education authority website at  www.edinburgh.gov.uk/inontheact  or contact the additional support for learning team on telephone number 0131 469 3444.

 

 

Links to Additional Support Information
Autism Scotland:      www.autism.org.uk

Dyslexia Scotland:    www.dyslexiascotland.org.uk

EAL                           www.ealedinburgh.org.uk

www.naldic.org.uk/eal-teaching-and-learning/eal-resources/bilingual

Stress:                      www.stressandanxietyinteenagers.co.uk

In on the ActLearning Support

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