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
Friday, January 18th 2019

Transitions Information Evenings

 Reach4Reality are running some informative & interactive evenings for young people & their parent/carers & families to find out what support & services are available to them as they make the transition to adult services. Topics to be covered are Support Post School, College/Fur... Full Story...
Thursday, January 17th 2019

Epilepsy Awareness Stall in Inverness

  There will be an Epilepsy information stall on 30 January at Eastgate Shopping Centre between 11am and 3pm on the upper floor outside Marks & Spencers. They will have a large selection of free leaflets on epilepsy and will be available for anyone looking for information about epil... Full Story...
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