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 council’s additional support for learning team on telephone number 469 3444.
At Liberton Primary School, we have an experienced Additional Support Needs group, made up of school management, teaching staff, learning assistants and our Support for Learning Team, who develop strategies to help overcome barriers to learning, and to review and assess the support needs of pupils across the school.