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All children and young people need support to help them learn. The main sources of support in pre-school provision and schools are the staff who, through their normal practice (which includes ongoing assessment and adaptations as part of good teaching) and the use of the Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) approach, can meet a diverse range of needs. Most children and young people will be able to learn with this support.
Some children or young people will need additional support, for example:
All Clackmannanshire establishments have access to a range of staff who support children/young people with additional support needs. Some are located in establishments while others provide support across a range of schools.
Every secondary school has a pupil support team which is responsible for developing support systems for young people.
Class teachers and support staff have access to a wide range of training to equip them to meet the needs of pupils with additional support needs.
Support plans are specific to the needs of the child or young person and take account of their particular individual circumstances. These would be identified through the Staged Intervention process.
Educational Support Officer, Education & Schools
Kilncraigs, Greenside Street, Alloa, FK10 1EB
Tel: 01259 450000