Partnership with External Services

The Education (Additional Support for Learning) ( Scotland ) Act 2004 provides for integrated working across agencies. At Castleview we access support as required from Partnership Agencies who support children across the City of Edinburgh:

  •  The English as an Additional Language Service

Support bilingual learners who require additional support when learning English as an Additional Language.

They also have excellent online resources available here.

  • The Community Child Health Service

Support children with medical and developmental conditions which may have an impact on a child’s wellbeing and ability to access educational provision.

Each school has a school nurse as its first point of contact for parents, pupils and staff on matters relating to health. Our main aim is to detect any health problems early so children can enjoy school life to the full.

Our school nurse is Josie Booth.

  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAHMS)

The Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service comprises multi-professional teams who work with children and young people where an emotional, behavioural or other mental health concern may be present. The service includes a number of health care professions including psychiatrists, psychologists, occupational therapists, social workers, nurses and community mental health workers who work as members of area or specialist teams within the service.

  • Speech and Language Therapists (SLT)

Speech and Language Therapists work with parents/carers and others to assess if a child has speech, language, and/or communication difficulties, or eating and drinking difficulties. The therapist will consider the difficulties the child has and the impact these will have on his/her life. If appropriate the therapist will decide how the child can be helped to reach their full communication potential.

  • Occupational Therapists (OT)

The role of the Occupational Therapist is to work with children who have difficulties with the practical and social skills necessary for their everyday life.

An Occupational Therapist will aim to enable the child to be as physically, psychologically and socially independent as possible.

  • Physiotherapists

The role of the Physiotherapist is to assess and manage children and young people with movement disorders, disability or illness. The aim of the physiotherapist is to help the child/young person reach their full potential through providing physical intervention, advice and support.

  • The Hospital and Outreach Teaching Service (HOTS)

Provide educational support to meet the needs of vulnerable children and young people experiencing interrupted education.

  •  Psychological Services

Can be involved with children and young people who have additional support needs for any reason. This would include learners who experience learning difficulties; social, emotional or behaviour difficulties; sensory difficulties; physical or health needs; along with more able learners.

The Educational Psychologist allocated to our school is Julia Johnstone

  •  Visiting Teaching Support Services (VTSS)

This team works with children and young people who have communication difficulties, learning disabilities, challenging behaviour or physical difficulties including Hearing Impairment, Visual Impairment, Speech and Language Impairment. Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome and challenging behaviour as a result of a disability.

  • Bfriends and Richmond Hope

These are voluntary organisations who can provide an extracurricular activity which the child’s family could not provide themselves. This could include one to one support and bereavement and loss counselling.

  • Social Services

Can help children and families cope with to help a child cope with family issues which are impacting on school progress.

  • East Working Together

Is a Craigmillar Team whose workers support children experiencing difficulties with their school placement.

  • Supporting Learning Services

This service offers advice to Head Teachers, ASL Team Leaders and Support for Learning staff on all issues pertaining to Additional Support Needs. The service comprises:

Support Co-ordinators
Dyslexia Support Service
Inclusion and Moving and Handling Consultant
Our Support Coordinator is Sandra Milne.


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