Helping your child at school staged intervention

Information for Parents and Carers

The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 introduces a new framework for providing support for children and young people who need some additional help with their learning. The Act aims to ensure that all children and young people are provided with the necessary support to help them work towards achieving their full potential.

How do class teachers plan for my child's Additional Support Needs?

Teaching staff plan for the learning

of all children and young people.

In the playroom/classroom the curriculum is delivered in a variety

of ways to take account of different needs and learning styles.

However, some children require more individual planning to support their learning.

North Lanarkshire Council has established a Staged Intervention approach to identify and support children with additional support needs.

Staged Intervention is an ongoing process of gathering, and making sense of information about your child. This helps nurseries and schools plan for your child.

Staged Intervention

Level 1intervention and planning focuses on the use of resources within the playroom/classroom. This includes the use of strategies, review of existing resources and alternative teaching approaches to support your child's learning.

These are recorded in the teacher's daily/weekly plan. Your child may have a personal learning plan.

Level 2intervention and planning includes the use of additional resources from outwith the playroom/ classroom to support your child's learning.

Level 3intervention and planning seeks the involvement of specialist staff from within education, (e.g.

sensory impairment support teacher, pre5 support teacher, educational psychologist) to support your child's learning.

Level 4intervention and planning identifies specific support required from other agencies (e.g. health, social work, voluntary organisations)to support your child's learning.

If you are concerned or worried about your child's progress and any difficulties they may be having you should contact the school in the first instance.

Most children's additional support needs will be identified through the stage 1 process. However if you wish to find out whether or not your child has Additional Support Needs ask your school for a copy of the leaflet 'Requesting an assessment.'

If you require any further advice about your child's additional support needs, contact the Additional Support Manager.

You can also get more help and advice from:

Enquire 0845 123 2303