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Support for Young People

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Support for Young People

The school has a duty to ensure that all pupils have equal access to the curriculum, with appropriate support for their needs if required. This applies to the content of lessons, teaching strategies and minor adaptations to the school environment. There are a wide range of factors which may act as a barrier to learning. We are committed to working closely with parents and carers to ensure that they are fully involved in any decisions about support for their children’s needs.

Any parent or carer seeking further advice regarding this policy should contact the Headteacher in the first instance.

Further information relating to additional support needs is available on the Glasgow City Council website: – https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/index.aspx?articleid=18941

Information on the Glasgow City Councils’ Parental Involvement Strategy can also be found at

All staff in Bun-sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu have a clear responsibility for the welfare of young people.
The strong relationship between your child and their class teacher provides a vital link between home and school as the class teacher has an ‘all-round’ picture of a pupil’s progress and general health and well-being.

We are fully committed to meeting the needs of all pupils and hold regular meetings at which we pan for those who might benefit from additional support. Full discussion is held with parents and carers and  outcomes are planned and agreed in partnership.

At Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu, we play an important role in our learning community’s Staged Intervention and Inclusion Meetings (SIIMs). Sgoil Ghàidhlig Ghlaschu is part of Hillhead Learning Community. The Educational Psychologist for our Learning Community is Marianne Paul and she is based in the North West Cluster.

Once a month, representatives from each establishment come together to collaboratively discuss children and young people who may require additional support. These meetings are called Staged Intervention and Inclusion Meetings (SIIMs). The SIIM is a place to share good

A child or young person might be referred to a SIIM for a number of reasons. These can include, but are not limited to:

  • Identification of Dyslexia
  • Deferred entry to primary school
  • Behaviour / classroom issues
  • School refusal
  • Parental requests for Psychological Services Support

It is worth noting that ASD / Autism referrals can be completed by the GP / Autism Diagnostic Team.

The SIIM is chaired by Liz Hendry, HT of Anderston Primary School and takes place once a month.

Referrals to SIIM are completed in collaboration with parents / carers and children.

During the SIIM, each individual case is discussed with colleagues. Advice, resources and support is offered and implemented. In some cases, an identification is made or Psychological Services agree to observe the child / young person.

It may be decided that the case should be referred to the Joint Support Team (JST).

The Joint Support Team meets once a month to discuss children and young people who require more  support than can be offered at SIIM; they may include support from outside agencies such as Health, Social Work or counselling services.

Any parent/carer seeking further advice regarding support for their child should contact the class teacher / DHT / PT SfL in the first instance.

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