Supporting learners

What is support?

Every child and young person is entitled to support to enable them to gain as much as possible from the opportunities which Curriculum for Excellence can provide.

Additional support needs

Find out about how some young people may require targeted support to help meet their educational needs.

Positive learning environments

All learning environments should have a positive influence on children and young people, achieved by promoting inclusion and equality and through approaches to developing positive relationships and behaviour.

Choices and changes

Information about enabling children and young people to develop self-awareness, recognise opportunities and develop an understanding of the important transition periods in their lives.

Partnerships for support

See how learning partnerships can help meet ambitions for the curriculum.

Supporting wellbeing

Find resources to help you support children and young people who may be experiencing mental, social, emotional or physical barriers to their learning.


  • Supporting Learners Glow Group

    This national group is for all practitioners to discuss and find out more about the entitlement to support which all children and young people have within Curriculum for Excellence.

  • CPD Central - Rights, Support and Wellbeing

    This professional learning community supports practitioners to find out more and share practice relating to rights, support and wellbeing.