Additional Support for Learning
A need for additional support can arise for a range of reasons. Examples of factors which may give rise to a need for additional support are
- being bullied
- being a young carer
- having English as an additional language
- being more able
- being affected by ill health
- having significant learning difficulties - including behaviour.
In some cases it may be impossible to identify a reason even though the pupil clearly needs additional support. Where this is the case it is not necessary to try to find a reason.
Additional support can include physical resources, additional planning or raised staff awareness. In the case of a need for additional support, the Additional Support for Learning Co-ordinator should arrange a meeting of all those involved and those who may be involved. The outcome of the meeting will be an agreed plan of support for the pupil.