Support for Pupils

This section gives information about how pupils’ additional support needs will be identified and addressed and the types of specialist services provided within our school.

Getting it right

Taking care of our children’s wellbeing – even before they are born – helps us ensure the most positive outcomes for them later in life. It gives them the potential to grow up ready to succeed and play their part in society. Our school adopts the ‘Getting it right for every child in Edinburgh’ approach to give the right help to children, young people and families, when they need it from a joined up multi agency team.

‘Getting it Right’ for every child aims to improve outcomes for all children and young people. It promotes a shared approach that:

  • Builds solutions with and around children and families
  • Enables children to get the help they need when they need it
  • Supports a positive shift in culture, systems and practice
  • Involves working together to make things better

‘Getting it Right’ is the foundation for work with all children and young people, including adult services where parents are involved. It builds on universal health and education services, and is embedded in the developing early years and youth frameworks. Developments in the universal services of health and education, such as Better Health Better Care and Curriculum for Excellence, are identifying what needs to be done in those particular areas to improve outcomes for children.

Protecting children and young people

We place a high priority on the wellbeing and safety of our pupils. To this end we have in place a personal safety programme to give pupils knowledge and life skills to keep them safe from all form of abuse. Where we have concerns that a child about the possible abuse of pupils we are required to follow the Edinburgh and the Lothian’s Inter-Agency Child Protection Procedures which set out the specific duties and responsibilities towards the child and their parents/guardians.