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.
In St Margaret’s all staff strive to ensure there is a culture of inclusion and equality. Mrs Aitken is our Support for Learning Lead Teacher.
We have many support strategies and programmes that we employ to ensure every child in the school has access to the curriculum and every opportunity to succeed. We work closely with outside agencies and parents to ensure all our children have the best support possible. Many parents appreciate the support, one of our parents commented:
“Thanks again for all of the input from the staff team. We are still delighted to see such positive progress. He is generally such a happy little boy and I can certainly see that his time so far at St Margaret’s has really boosted his confidence.”
More information and support for parents and carers can be found on the Education Scotland website:
And also the document named In On The Act found on the CEC site: