Additional support for learning

Some children and young people need extra help in school to make progress. We have a legal duty to provide additional support for children who would be unable to benefit from school education without this help.

It's our job to:

  • identify additional support needs
  • provide the additional support required
  • monitor the needs and support we provide
  • respond to requests for assessment from parents

Questions about your child

You should discuss any concerns about your child's progress or well-being at school with the class teacher or head teacher in primary school or the pupil support teacher in secondary school.

Contact your child's primary school or secondary school directly to arrange an appointment.

Further information and advice

You can contact our Supporting Learners Team:

Independent advice and information is also available from:

Page last updated: 07/05/2019
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