Additional Support Needs

An additional support need comes from anything which is a barrier to learning.  Most, or all, schools will have some children with additional support needs of some kind.  The education authority has many legal duties towards pupils with additional support needs.

Information about this is contained in a booklet called In On The Act : Information For The General Public which is published on the education authority website at  or contact the additional support for learning team on telephone number 0131 469 3444.

Support for learning at Stenhouse Primary

Support for learning 

At Stenhouse primary, we use a variety of different literacy programmes to support pupil literacy progression. The main programme we use is Read, Write, Inc.  

What is Read, Write, Inc? 

Read, Write, Inc. helps learners to read fluently and at speed so that they can focus on developing their skills in comprehension, vocabulary, and spelling.  

How will Read, Write, Inc be taught? 

All children at the end of P2 are assessed to determine which level would suit them when they enter P3. Pupils in P4-7 who have been identified through discussion with the class teacher, will also be assessed to determine what would be the best support.  

The group that a pupil is in, will have other pupils who are at the same level as they are. This allows for complete participation in lessons.  


The pupils: 

  • Learn 44 sounds and the corresponding letters/letter groups using simple picture prompts  
  • Read from a range of storybooks and non-fiction books to match their phonic knowledge 
  • Work well with partners 
  • Develop comprehension skills in stories by answering ‘Find it’ and ‘Prove it’ discussion questions 


The pupils: 

  • Learn to write and form letters/letter groups which represent the 44 sounds with the help of fun phrases 
  • Learn to write words by using knowledge of their sounds 
  • Learn to build sentences by practising sentences out loud before they write 


The pupils work in pairs so that they can: 

  • Answer every question 
  • Practise every activity with their partner 
  • Take turns in talking and reading to each other 
  • Develop ambitious vocabulary