Pupils with Additional Support Needs

All East Lothian schools offer a range of supports for children and young people with additional support needs.  There are a number of additional services within the Authority that offer enhanced support to pupils with additional support needs.

Provision and resources are accessed through the local authority’s processes of resource allocation and Staged Assessment and Intervention, in consultation with professionals, the child or young person and their family.

The Council’s Policy document “Framework for Meeting Additional Support Needs” provides a framework for full and effective inclusion of pupils with additional support needs.

A range of specialist provision is available to meet the learning and development needs of all children. A range of provision is available from outreach staff who work with pupils with literacy difficulties, English as an additional language, who have long term absence due to illness, visual or hearing impairment and pre-school pupils with additional support needs. Three Cluster Team Co-ordinators (each one operating across two clusters) can provide information, advice or support to individual schools/teachers in respect of Support For Learning issues. East Lothian Inclusion Service (ELIS) offers a range of provision for children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.