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Specialist Provision

Specialist Provision

Clackmannanshire has a range of specialist support to meet the diverse needs of children and young people. In some cases this will involve outreach support from specialist facilities.

Early Years Inclusion Service

The Early Inclusion Service provides a range of services to very young children with developmental difficulties and their families.

Services provided include assessment, advice, consultation and direct work. Early identification offers the opportunity for timely involvement and/or focussed teaching. It allows staff to build on strengths and develop strategies to enable children to learn.

Inclusion Support Service

The overall aim of the Inclusion Support Service is to provide inclusive and high quality learning and teaching and appropriate support to pupils, staff and parents.

The Inclusion Support Service works flexibly with partner primary schools to provide support for children who are at Stage 3 or 4 of the Staged Intervention process and whose educational needs are met through an Individual Educational Programme (IEP).

For further information please see the Inclusion Support Service page.

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Sensory Service: Visual Impairment

The teacher of the visually impaired provides educational support for children and young people in a variety of settings. Support will vary depending upon needs. It can range from direct teaching to occasional monitoring. The main way of accessing the service is via the staged intervention process.

For further information please see the Sensory Service: Vision Services.

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Sensory Service: Hearing Impaired

The teacher of the deaf provides educational support for children and young people in a variety of settings. The nature and frequency of support will depend on the needs of the child. The main way of accessing the service is via the staged intervention process.

For further information please see the Sensory Service: Hearing Impaired page.

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Primary Schools' Support Service

The Primary Schools' Support Service is a resource which uses flexible and responsive methods to support 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 service works closely with families and other agencies.

For further information please see the PSSS page.

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Secondary Schools' Support Service

The Secondary Schools' Support Service is a resource which uses flexible and responsive methods to support youngsters 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 3 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.

The service works closely with families and other agencies.

For further information please see the SSSS page.

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Special Schools

Lochies School

Lochies School is a school for primary and nursery aged children with severe /complex additional support needs who require a significant level of individual support.

The school works closely with other agencies to support the pupils and their families.

Speech and Language therapists, an Occupational Therapist and a Physiotherapist working part-time in the school supporting pupils, staff and families with programmes of work linked to Individual Education Planning (IEP).

An IEP, sometimes also called a Child's Plan, is the way schools set out what your child is working towards and how they will be supported. The IEP/Child's Plan format helps you and school to measure your child's progress through target setting and also provides a way for others involved in supporting your child to see easily what their current educational support needs are. IEPs are written within Curriculum for Excellence guidelines with sensory approaches used for those children who require them.

Movement programmes and out of school clubs are offered by the Home School Link Worker and the Minds and Bodies in Action Co-ordinator.

For further information please see the Lochies School page.

Alloa Academy Department of Extended EASN

This department within Alloa Academy provides education to secondary aged pupils with severe/complex additional support needs.

All of the young people in the department follow individualised educational programmes corresponding with the guidelines delivered within the elaborated curriculum, Curriculum for Excellence. The young people benefit from experiencing aspects of the mainstream curriculum where appropriate as all participate fully as possible in the life of the school.

Links with further education colleges are well established with pupils undertaking a bridging course in their final years of school prior to moving on to continue their education in the college extension course.

The school works very closely with other agencies to support children and their families.

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For Further Information Contact

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