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
Thursday, September 20th 2018

Understanding Autism Research

Sharon Morris, Occupational Therapist based at the Pines, Inverness is planning to do a piece of research to explore autistic people’s views of the content of Understanding Autism. This would be for anyone aged 16 or over. Full details on the letter below.  Introduction Letter Full Story...
Wednesday, September 19th 2018

Changes to AHP's Service

The Highland Council Allied Health Professionals (AHP's) practice is changing in line with current guidance and national directives on health and wellbeing outcomes for children and young people (CYP). This will make it easier for parents/carers to access advice & support from the service. ... Full Story...
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