The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 aims to improve outcomes for all children through effective multi-agency working and is part of the vision for Scottish children which states they should be safe, nurtured, active, healthy, achieving, respected, responsible and included.
The Act introduced a new system for identifying and addressing the additional support needs of children and young people who face a barrier to learning and takes a much wider view than in previous legislation.
Factors which give rise to Additional Support Needs are:
- the learning environment
- family circumstances
- disability or health
- social and emotional.
It is important to remember that additional support needs may be short or long term and the factors may be wide and varied depending on the individual.
My name is Lesley Cusack and I am the support for Learning teacher at Yester. It is my job to promote effective learning for all, supporting staff and pupils through:
- co-operative teaching
- staff development and training
- tutoring and teaching
- providing specialist resources.
I am in school Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. If there’s anything you’d like to discuss please get in touch through the school office and we can arrange a suitable time to meet.