Teach­ers’ ad­di­tional needs train­ing

Rutherglen Reformer - - Election Special -

Chil­dren with ad­di­tional sup­port needs will get more help mov­ing into high school as teach­ers re­ceive new train­ing.

Pri­mary and sec­ondary school teach­ers in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang have been given a range of re­sources to help set­tle pupils with ad­di­tional needs into high school.

They have been de­vel­oped by the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil in part­ner­ship with trade unions. They in­clude tran­si­tion pass­ports so staff can get to know the needs of the pupil, ex­am­ples of tran­si­tion ac­tiv­i­ties in South La­nark­shire Schools and a book­let pro­vid­ing guid­ance on cre­at­ing a tran­si­tion pro­gramme.

Ef­forts to im­prove sup­port for vul­ner­a­ble chil­dren were high­lighted in a re­port put be­fore the ed­u­ca­tion re­sources com­mit­tee of South La­nark­shire Coun­cil yes­ter­day, Tues­day.

The re­port says all teach­ers in the lo­cal au­thor­ity must fa­mil­iarise them­selves with the new guid­ance, stat­ing col­leagues from psy­cho­log­i­cal ser­vices and ad­di­tional sup­port needs es­tab­lish­ments will pro­vide ex­tra train­ing where needed.

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