Information from Aberdeenshire Council
In line with the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004, the term special educational needs will no longer be used. The term additional support needs will be used instead.
A child or young person may need additional support if they
· Are being bullied
· Have learning difficulties
· Are deaf or blind
· Are particularly talented
· Have been bereaved
· Do not attend school regularly
All children and young people may need support at some point to help them benefit from school education. Most of the time the class teacher is able to provide the help that many children and young people need. However, if additional help over and above this is needed then there is a process that we follow to ensure the right help is given. Please ask for more details if necessary
There may be a few children and young people who may need more help than the school can give. They may need significant help from, for instance, health services or social work services. In these cases a Co-ordinated Support Plan will be written which will state the help that is being given. The authority in partnership with schools, health and social work are developing procedures to put these in place.