Support for Learning

Many pupils experience some difficulty with their learning from time to time.  Our aim is to enhance the self-confidence of those with whom Support for Learning staff work and support them to develop strategies which will give them greater success in the classroom and beyond.

Support for Learning staff, teachers and Learning Assistants, work with pupils in their classes to support them.  More targeted support may be required at times which can be provided through staff working with small groups of pupils, or individuals, on programmes suited to their learning needs.

Staff also ensure that pupils can access appropriate additional support for internal preliminary exams and final SQA exams.

Additional Support Needs

An additional support need comes from anything which is a barrier to learning.  Most or all schools will have some children with additional support needs of some kind.  The education authority has many legal duties towards pupils with additional support needs.  Information about this is contained in a booklet called In On The Act : Information For The General Public which is published on the education authority website at – or contact the City of Edinburgh Additional Support for Learning Team on telephone number 0131 469 3444.