This factsheet explains the different types of schools that pupils with additional support needs might attend, how school placements are usually made, tips on choosing a school. and your rights to make a placing request to a school of your choice.Download PDF
This factsheet explains what local authorities, schools and nurseries must do to plan for children with additional support needs starting primary school.Download PDF
This factsheet explains what local authorities and schools must do to plan for children with additional support needs moving to high school.Download PDF
This factsheet explains how nurseries, schools, local authorities and NHS boards should work together to support pupils with healthcare conditions.Download PDF
This factsheet explains the law on which pupils are entitled to free transport to and from school.Download PDF
This factsheet explains the law on school attendance, and what happens if your child is struggling or unable to attend school regularly.Download PDF
This factsheet explains pupils’ rights to education and support if they are absent from school due to ill health.Download PDF
This factsheet explains when a school can exclude a pupil, the procedures the school must follow, and how you can appeal an exclusion.Download PDF
This factsheet explains how you can have positive conversations with your child’s school or nursery, including advice for attending meetings about your child’s support.Download PDF
This factsheet explains the steps you can take if you are worried or unhappy about your child’s support, and some of the further steps you can take if you are in a disagreement with a local authority.Download PDF
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There have been changes to the laws on educating children with additional support needs in Scotland.
The advice found in our normal publications and on our main website may not apply while Scotland responds to the coronavirus.
Our coronavirus webpages can help you understand the current changes.