Response to ScotCen study on additional support for learning needs

Commenting on today’s report from ScotCen which is part of its Growing Up In Scotland study Stuart Jacob, Director of Falkland House School in Fife, which specialises in the education and care of boys who require additional support for learning said:

“The findings from these report illustrate the challenges we as a society face, with nearly one in five boys (18%)  in need of additional support, set against a background of the number of those identified with additional support needs more than doubling since 2010.

“As a school that specialises in the education of boys who require additional support for learning, we know that the earlier we can identify and provide support, the more positive the outcomes that can be achieved and the greater the positive contribution to society in terms of getting these young people into education, employment and training.

“It is essential that these additional support needs are identified as early as possible and then the mechanisms by which to support young boys in an educational setting are put in place to ensure they receive the support they need “