Additional Support for Learning

Welcome to the Ratho Primary School Support for Learning Hub!

Here you will find information and resources around different additional support need.

Additional Support Needs

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  or contact the additional support for learning team on telephone number 0131 469 3444.
A charity which encourages and enables people with dyslexia, regardless of their age and abilities, to reach their potential.

Other Useful Links
Information on Communication and Assistive Technology for People with Disabilities.
VOCAL support carers in all family or relationship settings and their services include information, advice and emotional support, training, advocacy, counselling and groupwork.
Family Fund is a charity aiming to support, advise and possibly help with funds for families with severely disabled children.
Provides grants for short breaks for disables children, young people and their families in Scotland.
An organisation dedicated to enriching the lives of people with autism.
Provides services, information and practical support to individuals, families and carers affected by autism and living in the Lothians.
Connects and communicates with individuals on the autistic spectrum, their families and carers, and practitioners working in the field of autism.
An advisory charity that aims to raise awareness and offer support to those affected by dyspraxia.
Charity committed to improving the emotional wellbeing and mental health of children and young people.
ASL Website
FABB – Facilitating Access Breaking Barriers
FABB – The Drop In
FABB – Blazing Saddles (accessible bikes)
FEAST Families Edinburgh Additional Support Training