All children and young people need support to help them learn. Some may require support that is additional to or different from the provision that is generally provided to their peers.
The Education Additional Support for Learning Scotland Act 2004 assumes that the needs of most children and young children who require additional support will be met through the range of provisions available within the school. This includes a curriculum which is based upon:
Additional support will usually involve one or more of the following:
The 2004 Act also assumes that planning for learning will be through Personal Learning Planning or PLP.
Some children and young people will require more detailed planning and/or specific targets setting and will have an Individualised Educational Programme or IEP in one or more areas.
For a small number of children and young people planning will require a Co-ordinated Support Plan or CSP. This is where complex or multiple factors give rise to a need, where those needs are likely to be enduring and where meeting the needs will require the involvement of more than one agency.
The relationship between PLP, IEP and CSP is outlined in the PDF document from the 'Related Downloads' section of this page.