Additional Support Needs

Additional Needs arise when a student is unable to benefit from school without help that is beyond that normally given to a student of the same age.  Additional needs can be of a temporary nature or affect a student throughout their school career and into the workplace.

Students may require additional support with their learning for a variety of reasons

  • Social or emotional difficulties
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Difficulties at home
  • Bullying
  • Being particularly gifted
  • Sensory impairment or communication difficulty
  • A physical difficulty
  • Being a young carer
  • Having English as an additional language

Delivering appropriate provision for students with additional needs is central to the national commitment to inclusion and is underpinned by legislation.

In Lasswade High School teaching and non-teaching staff, as well as senior students, support students with additional needs.   This generally takes place in subject classes and through advice and support to subject teachers.  However, where appropriate students can attend a range of classes and groups that are delivered within and by of Support for Learning Team.

In addition Lasswade High School is host a Midlothian Council Complex Needs Provision.  Students within this provision are full members of our school community but granted a place through a process managed out with the school

Any parent wishing to discuss how to identify and address additional needs for our students is asked, in the first instance to contact Mr David Hunter, Principal Teacher Additional Support Needs and Inclusion (Acting)