Specialist provisions and special schools provide safe learning environments for children and young people with severe and complex needs. In Stirling, there are specialist provisions for children and young people with social, emotional and behaviour needs and for those with severe and complex needs.
Ochil House, based at Wallace High School, has provision for secondary aged children who require significant support for their learning and a high level of co-ordination from other agencies. The young people, where appropriate, will join in mainstream activities, usually to enhance social skills and to provide opportunities for wider friendships.
Castleview School is for primary aged children who have severe and complex needs and who require significant support for their learning and a high level of co-ordination from other agencies. Children attending Castelview will all be on stage 4 of Staged Intervention.
Social, Emotional and Behavioural Needs Support Service (SEBN)
The Social, Emotional and Behavioural Needs Support Service (SEBN) supports children and young people with social, emotional and behavioural needs. The majority of young people are supported in their mainstream school and with support from outreach workers. However, a small number may attend an off-site base. These bases provide an alternative provision for young people who experience significant difficulties accessing learning.
Placements in specialist provisions or special schools are normally accessed following agreement from the Team around the Child that a supported mainstream placement cannot meet the child’s needs. A placing request can also be made. In either case, requests will be considered by a local authority panel.