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:

      Individualised Education Programmme (IEP)

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:

 

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Thursday, October 5th 2017

Fragile X Roadshows

Fragile X is the most common inherited cause of learning disability, yet is often overlooked or misunderstood. Educate to Empower is the name of the workshops the Fragile X Society are holding across Scotland this autumn. They will be in Inverness on 8th November and workshops include the launch ... Full Story...
Monday, October 2nd 2017

Pines Drop-in

The next Pines drop-in will be this Thursday, 5th October from 10-12 noon and is Emotionally Coming to Terms with a Diagnosis. This session will be led by two parent volunteers who both have teenagers with autism and who will share their challenging and uplifting stories. Booking not required. &n... Full Story...
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