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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.