Teachers’ additional needs training
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.