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Clackmannanshire's ASN Provision

Clackmannanshire's ASN Provision

Clackmannanshire Education Service is committed to the principle of mainstream education for all children and young people, as outlined in Scottish Government legislation. 

However, it is recognised that for some of our most complex learners this is not always possible and therefore to meet the needs of this small minority we have the following educational provisions.

Lochies School

Lochies is a school for primary aged children with profound, multiple, severe and complex additional support needs who require a significant level of additional support to access learning.

Learners at Lochies experience an individualised curriculum which is designed to meet their unique and often fluctuating needs. The school works in close collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team including, Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Music Therapist and Physiotherapist to deliver these individualised learning experiences. 

Individualised planning for learners is detailed within the Child’s Plan, which is developed with the child, their family and professionals involved.  For some children there may also be additional planning documents such as a Co-ordinated Support Plan (CSP).

The school draws upon Curriculum for Excellence and Milestones to Support Learners with Complex Needs to inform their learning pathways.

Lochies School is an accredited Gold Award level Communication Environment, and is an accredited Makaton Friendly School.

Extended Additional Support Needs (EASN) based within Alloa Academy

EASN is located in Alloa Academy. It is Clackmannanshire Education Service’s secondary provision for young people with profound, multiple, severe and complex additional support needs who require significant support to access the curriculum.

The young people attending EASN take part in an enhanced transition from Lochies School. The staff in EASN work closely with a multi-disciplinary team including Allied Heath professionals to provide coordinated support for the young people. 

Individualised planning for learners is detailed within the Child’s Plan, which is developed with the young person, their family and professionals involved. For some learners there may also be additional planning documents such as a Co-ordinated Support Plan (CSP).

When appropriate young people may access the mainstream school for aspects of their curriculum.

Primary Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Provision based within Alva Primary School

While the large majority of our learners with ASD are in mainstream schools, there are a few children who require an enhanced level of support due to the complexity of their ASD. These children access Clackmannanshire’s Primary ASD Provision which is located in Alva Primary School. The Provision is for primary aged children who require significant adaptations to the environment, curriculum and require ASD interventions from specialist staff.

Learners benefit from small group and 1-1 teaching, a range of ASD interventions and appropriate sensory learning environment. Staff in the provision work closely with a multi-disciplinary team including Speech and Language Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Music Therapist to ensure support is coordinated. 

Individualised planning for learners is detailed within the Child’s Plan, which is developed with the child, the child’s family and professionals involved. For some learners there may also be additional planning documents such as a Co-ordinated Support Plan (CSP).

When appropriate children may access the mainstream school for aspects of their curriculum.

Secondary Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Provision based with Alva Academy

While the large majority of our learners with ASD are in mainstream schools, there are a few young people who require an enhanced level of support due to the complexity of their ASD. These young people access Clackmannanshire’s Secondary ASD Provision which  is located within Alva Academy. The Provision is for secondary aged children who require significant adaptations to the environment, curriculum and require ASD interventions from specialist staff.

Learners benefit from small group and 1-1 teaching, a range of ASD interventions and appropriate sensory learning environment.  Staff in the provision work closely with a multi-disciplinary team to ensure support is coordinated. 

Individualised planning for learners is detailed within the Child’s Plan, which is developed with the child, the child’s family and professionals involved. For some learners there may also be additional planning documents such as a Co-ordinated Support Plan (CSP).

When appropriate young people may access the mainstream school for aspects of their curriculum.

The Primary Schools’ Support Service (PSSS)

The Primary Schools' Support Service supports primary school aged children who experience social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

The main aim of the service is to be proactive in supporting primary-aged children to maintain their placements within mainstream schools.

A range of support methods and strategies using the minimum intervention necessary has been developed.

The Secondary Schools’ Support Service (SSS)

The Secondary Schools' Support Service supports young people who have difficulty coping in mainstream education because of social, emotional and behavioural needs.

The main aim of the service is to be proactive in supporting Clackmannanshire's three secondary schools to maintain pupil placements and to offer alternative educational provision for those pupils whose needs cannot be met within the existing support structures in mainstream.

For Further Information Contact

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