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Additional Support for Learning
The Highland Council has a range of activities that meet the requirements of legislation and government policy support the needs of individual pupils.
Supporting Children's Learning
All children need support to help them with their learning. Some children need more support than others. The Scottish Government passed legislation to provide a framework for supporting children's learning.
The Additional Support for Learning Act was passed by the Scottish Parliament in 2004 and came into force on 14th November 2005. This Act has now been amended by the Additional Support for Learning Act 2009.
The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 [pdf file]
Information provided by the Support for Learning Division regarding the ASL Act as amended 2009
The link below will take you to the full version of the Code of Practice 2010
Additional Support for Learning Policy is presently being updated and will be available shortly.
Additional Support for Learning Seminars have been running across the Highland Council area throughout October and November 2010. These have been presented by Barrie Forbes, Additional Support for Learning Coordinator. Please find below a copy of the presentation slides:
Information from CHIP+ (Children in the Highlands Information Point+)
Information for Parents/carers and professionals
‘Please find below a series of information sheets produced by CHIP+ which will help explain specific aspects of Support for Learning in Highland. These sheets can also be obtained as a complete set in booklet form from CHIP+.
Should you require any further advice or guidance please contact your school, CHIP+ on 01463 711189 or Barrie Forbes, Additional Support for Learning Co-ordinator on 01463 701326.
The Highland Council has engaged CHILDREN 1st to provide an Independent Mediation Service as required by the Additional Support for Learning Act.