PUPIL SUPPORT - LEGISLATION

Legislation

 

All children should be successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens and effective contributors to society and work.  They are our future and we all have responsibilities to ensure that they are safe, nurtured, healthy, achieving, active, respected and responsible and included” (Supporting Children’s Learning 2005)

 

At Kyle Academy we strive to ensure that all children and young people learn and achieve their potential.  The Education (Additional Pupil Support)(Scotland) Act  2004 commenced on 14 November 2005 introducing a new framework for supporting children and young people.  It aims to ensure that all children and young people receive the additional support they may need to meet their individual needs and to help them make the most of their education.  The school fully endorses the spirit of the Act. 

 

The school recognises that some children and young people need extra help to make progress and for whatever reason, require additional support, long or short term, in order to make the most of their education. 

 

Children and young people may require additional support for a variety of reasons and may include those who:

 

  • are being bullied

  • have behavioural or learning difficulties

  • are deaf or blind

  • are bereaved

  • are not attending school regularly

  • are gifted or talented

  • have English as an additional language

  • are young carers

  • are on the child protection register       (these are just some examples)

 

Kyle Academy believes that quality provision for all pupils is best achieved within the context of a positive ethos of partnership between the school, parents, local authority, the community, education support services and other agencies working with children and young people. 

 

The effective provision of services requires an inclusive strategy, which is understood by all concerned, is operated collaboratively and commands the confidence of children, young persons and their parents.  The school is committed to the education and welfare of all children or young people which gives due regard, without discrimination, to their disability, gender, religious persuasions, racial origin, and cultural and linguistic background.