Additional Support Needs

In the Professional Standards for Teachers 2021, there is specific recognition of Additional Support Needs. This document gives an overview of the places where Additional Support Needs are specifically mentioned.

Professional Guides

GTC Scotland has published five professional guides focusing on additional support needs in partnership with specialist bodies.

The guides provide practical guidance for teachers and are part of GTC Scotland’s services to enhance teacher professionalism as part of our advisory role as the professional body for Scotland’s teachers.

Meeting the needs of autistic learners

Produced in partnership with the National Autism Implementation Team, National Autistic Society Scotland, Scottish Autism and Children in Scotland.


Meeting the needs of dyslexic learners

Produced in partnership with Dyslexia Scotland.


Meeting the needs of learners with visual impairment

Produced in partnership with the Scottish Sensory Centre.


Teaching and supporting deaf learners

Produced in partnership with the Scottish Sensory Centre.


Understanding neurodiversity in the context of equality and inclusive practice

Produced in partnership with The Salvesen Mindroom Centre.

Useful resources from our partners

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