Additional Support Needs
A learner can have additional support needs for any reason that prevents that learner fulfilling his or her potential. For example, additional support may be needed for a child or young person who:
- is being bullied
- has behavioural or learning difficulties
- is deaf or blind
- is particularly able or talented
- is bereaved
- is not attending school regularly
- is living with parents who are abusing substances
If you as a pupil of Blairgowrie High School, or as a parent of a pupil, feel that there is an additional support need that we do not know about, please contact the school and ask for your child’s Guidance teacher in the first instance.
Some learners will have an additional support need that means they need some extra help in their classes. Find out more about some specific additional support needs.
In Perth and Kinross there are 3 stages of intervention when a young person is identified as having additional support needs
Stage 1 – Support from within the school/community - all staff will know of the support strategies that help particular individuals
Stage 2 – Support from within Education and Children’s Services eg Educational Psychologist; Youth Services
Stage 3 – Support which is additional to all other supports
More information about additional support needs.