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Some children and young people need additional support in order to benefit fully from their education. When children or young people require provision that is additional to, or different from, that provided to their peers, they are described as having additional support needs (ASN).
The additional support needs of all children and young people in Clackmannanshire educational establishments are identified and addressed using the staged intervention process and procedure.
The staged intervention process provides a framework for educational establishments to identify, assess and plan to address the additional support needs of all children and young people.
It also enables the local authority to gather the necessary information to enable the allocation of resources equitably and transparently.
The staged intervention process and procedure is underpinned by legislation and ensures that the duty placed on local authorities to identify and address additional support needs is in accordance with the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 is met.
The process is managed through meetings in school called a Team Around the Child (TAC). Schools use agreed paperwork to record the agreed decisions and actions and you will get copies of these. Pupils’ needs are assessed first by their class teacher (who is likely to know them best) but other people might be asked to join the TAC to support assessment. These include support for learning teachers, outreach teams, Educational Psychologists, or other agencies for example health professionals such as Speech and Language Therapist.
If you think your child has additional support needs, ask your child’s class teacher or head teacher about the Staged Intervention process and for more information on what support may be available. School will then organise a TAC meeting and invite the relevant people to attend.
Educational Support Officer, Education & Schools
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000