Additional Support Needs

As with all local authority schools in Scotland, St Andrew’s Fox Covert operates under the terms of the Additional Support for Learning Act (2009) and it’s accompanying Code of Practice:

It provides the following information:

(a) the authority’s policy in relation to provision for additional support needs,

(b) the arrangements made by the authority in making appropriate arrangement for keeping under consideration the additional support needs of each such child and young person and the particular additional support needs of the children and young persons so identified.

c) the other opportunities available under this Act for the identification of children and young persons who –

a) have additional support needs,

b) require, or would require, a co-ordinated support plan,

c) the role of parents, children and young persons in the arrangements referred to in paragraph (b),

d) the mediation services provided

e) the officer or officers of the authority from whom parents of children having additional support needs, and young persons having such needs, can obtain advice and further information about provision for such needs.

Further details of the policies and procedures can be found on Edinburgh Council website.

The Act requires each Education Authority to publish information about the Act. In on the Act, was produced by the City of Edinburgh Council:

Parents, carers and children with additional support needs can also seek independent advice and support through:

  • Enquire:  Telephone 0845 123 2303
  • Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance,  Telephone 0131 260 5380 Take
  • Note: (National Advocacy Service for Additional Support Needs) (Barnados in association with the Scottish Child Law Centre)  Telephone 0131 667 6633