Education

CHIP is the Highland information and support service for Additional Support for Learning. Additional Support Needs covers anything that leads to a child or young person needing additional support in school, for either a shorter period or longer-term. This might be a specific disability, but can also cover a range of other issues such as emotional distress, family circumstances, or external pressures.

If you have any questions that are not answered here, please contact us for help.

The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 and as amended 2009

The 2004 Act introduced a new framework for supporting children and young people in education and introduced the term Additional Support Needs.  The 2004 Act and the amendments resulting from the 2009 Act have extended the rights of parents and young people with regard to additional support needs.

The term Additional Support Needs applies to children or young people who, for whatever reason, require additional support, long or short term, in order to make the most of their education.

A range of information leaflets explaining the legislation is available and can be downloaded from our site.

Please note that the Information Sheets are available in the following formats:

 

SQA Guidance

If you are disabled or need additional support, SQA can make an assessment arrangement for you when you take your exams and assessments. Please see some of the guides explaining the arrangements below:

 

News Headlines
Thursday, June 29th 2017

Preventing Sexual Violence training

RASASH - Rape & Sexual Abuse Service Highland have almost completed a new resource pack to be delivered to young people & adults in Highland with learning disabilities on preventing sexual violence. People working within these groups can also become a trainer for the program to help deliv... Full Story...
Thursday, June 29th 2017

Free Cooking Classes for kids

Looking for something to do with the kids in the holidays? Strathpeffer Community Centre are running FREE cooking classes for kids with additional needs on several dates in the school summer holidays. Full details on the poster below. POSTER Full Story...
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