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:

 

News Headlines
Wednesday, October 17th 2018

Anxiety & Behaviour Research Project

  Please see message below - can you help with this research project? My name is Rachael Geddes and I am an Autism Practitioner (Nurse) employed by Highland Council and I also co-ordinate Autism training from The Pines in Inverness I am currently completing a Master’s Degree in Auti... Full Story...
Tuesday, October 16th 2018

HCF Consultation Report

 Highland Children's Forum conducted a consultation with young people with additional support needs in Highland in early 2018 asking them about their views and experiences of school-based sexual health and relationship education. You can read the report & key findings here. Full Story...
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