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 www.edinburgh.gov.uk/inontheact or contact the additional support for learning team on telephone number 0131 469 3444.
Back to School Tips – Additional Support Needs’ Focus
If you have a child who is starting or returning to school this term you can find lots of helpful tips in the Building Resilience- Back to School tips and videos. Some tips have been adapted for children with additional support needs. Download these now from https://www.edinburgh.gov.uk/downloads/file/27939/back-to-school-tips-additional-support-needs