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How are Additional Support Needs identified and met?

How are Additional Support Needs identified and met?

Universal provision in education involves planning and assessment, adaptation of learning approaches as required, as well as monitoring and evaluation, to ensure that learning and teaching in all educational establishments is successful and promotes achievement and attainment for all.

Over 80% of our children and young people need no more than what is provided by this universal provision in order to achieve and attain at the appropriate level and time during their education journey. However, some children and young people need additional support in order to benefit fully from their education.

When children or young people require provision that is additional to, or different from, that provided to their peers, they are described as having additional support needs (ASN).

The additional support needs of all children and young people in Clackmannanshire educational establishments are identified and addressed using the Staged Intervention process and procedure.

Staged Intervention

A Staged Intervention process and procedure is used to support the learning and development of children and young people who have ASN. It provides a framework for educational establishments to identify, assess and plan to address the Additional Support Needs of all children and young people.

The Staged Intervention process and procedure also enables the local authority to gather the necessary information required to report to the Scottish Government on ASN, and to enable the allocation of resources equitably and transparently.

The Staged Intervention process and procedure is underpinned by legislation and ensures that the duty placed on local authorities to identify and address additional support needs is in accordance with the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009is met.

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Educational Support Officer, Education & Schools
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000
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