Clackmannanshire is committed to working in partnership with parents and families. Good communication between parents, carers, schools and Early Learning Centres (ELCs) is central to ensuring that children and young people with additional support needs benefit fully from their education.
Parents and carers need to be fully involved in discussions about their child's additional support needs. Where necessary, they should be given support by their school or ELC to take part in meetings and be included fully in decisions that affect their child. Children’s views should always be sought and recorded where possible.
Schools and ELCs, parents and carers may not always agree on what is in the best interest of the child, but by developing good relationships, and through good communication, it is expected that most issues and disagreements will be solved at school/ELClevel.
Many children with additional support needs will already be supported by the Staged Intervention procedures. If parents/carers have concerns that their child may have additional support needs they should speak to their child’s teacher or Early Learning Centre Educator (ELCE) in the first instance.
For children who are under the age of three and who are not yet in Clackmannanshire ELC placements, parents / carers can get information from health visitors and GP practices.
Parents/carers have the right to
Authorities must have a nominated point of contact for parents and young people to get information and advice. Please contact us using the details below.
Educational Support Officer, Education & Schools
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000