The parents’ guide to additional support for learning

Teacher and young pupil readingThis simple and easy-to-read guide is an introduction to additional support for learning.

If you’re new to additional support to learning it explains – in simple language – your and your child’s rights, the roles and responsibilities of staff involved with your child, what to expect at meetings and much more.

It’s an easy document to read through but keep it handy and use it as your child grows. It has lots of information about the different stages of your child’s education including pre-school, primary and secondary school and post 16 choices.

Download as a pdf: The parents’ guide to additional support for learning (1672 kB)

Chapter 1: How to use this guide

Chapter 2: A summary of additional support for learning

Chapter 3: Eligibility for additional support

Chapter 4: Early signs of additional support

Chapter 5: The assessment process

Chapter 6: Providing additional support

Chapter 7: Co-ordinated support plans

Chapter 8: Choosing where your child will be educated

Chapter 9: Changing schools and leaving school

Chapter 10: Supporting children’s involvement

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