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Collocated ASN etc. and mainstream High Schools

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To ask the Fife Council:

(a) how many sites it operates at which an Additional Support Needs (ASN) or similar High School designed for pupils with disabilities is collocated with a mainstream High School;

(b) in each case identified at (a) above, what was the reason for building them on the same site; and

(c) for each of the academic years 2021/2, 2022/3 and 2023/4 to date, how many pupils followed a timetable comprising teaching in both ASN etc. school and mainstream high school such that at least one subject was studied in each of the two collocated schools.

Rebecca Hooper, Fife Council

Dear Martin Bucknall,
FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
Thank you for your information request received on 12/10/2023 our ref
FCIR: 48465 relating to ASN (Additional Support Needs) Schools. This is
being dealt with in terms of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act
2002.
We are presently assessing your request and may be in touch soon to ask
for further clarification or to offer advice and assistance if we are not
able to fulfil your request in its present form.
The legislation allows us up to 20 working days from the date that we
receive a valid request, including any clarification we require, to make a
final response.  We will be in touch within 20 working days of receipt of
your initial request to provide our response or to seek clarification
where necessary.  We hope to provide you with the information you are
looking for at an earlier date where possible.
Yours sincerely,
Becca

Information Assistant

Information Management & Requests Team (IMRT)

Fife Council

Fife House

Glenrothes

KY7 5LT

 

I am working at home and can be contacted by e-mail or by MS Teams.

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Ross McCall-fin, Fife Council

Dear Martin Bucknall,

 

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION (SCOTLAND) ACT 2002 – REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

 

I refer to your information request received on 12/10/2023, our ref FCIR:
48465

 

I have detailed the information you requested below and trust that it
meets your requirements.

 

**REQUEST**

 

 a. how many sites operates at which an Additional Support Needs (ASN) or
similar High School designed for pupils with disabilities is
collocated with a mainstream High School
 b. in each case identified at (a) above, what was the reason for building
them on the same site
 c. for each of the academic years 2021/2, 2022/3 and 2023/4 to date, how
many pupils followed a timetable comprising teaching in both ASN etc.
school and mainstream high school such that at least one subject was
studied in each of the two collocated schools

 

**RESPONSE**

 

 a. 1 – Rosslyn with Viewforth
 b. The proposal in 2014 for the construction of a new Rosslyn School for
those pupils with additional support needs in the Kirkcaldy area was
to deliver a school with condition and suitability ratings of Category
A for the population of the Kirkcaldy. The school would deliver a
first-class educational experience for pupils with additional support
needs, allow the successful delivery of Curriculum for Excellence and
enhance the learning opportunities of these pupils.

The proposal to establish a new Rosslyn School integrated into the new
Viewforth High School, constructed on the Windmill Road playing fields
site, as there were playing fields large enough to accommodate a new
learning environment, integrating Rosslyn School, local library, Local
Office, and sports facilities used by the local community.  By building on
the one site, it would allow the existing schools to operate fully until
the new facility is ready.

The new school has provided modern, fit for purpose accommodation and
facilities tailored to meet the educational requirements of those pupils
attending Rosslyn School with additional support needs.  This state of the
art school has offered significant educational, social and economical
advantages. Excellent teaching resources and purpose built facilities for
vulnerable children has enhanced the learning opportunities available to
all pupils of Rosslyn School.

The new school has enhanced sports facilities that have helped to promote
the health and wellbeing of the learners of the school and members of the
local community.

 c. For each financial year states, there were 0 pupils following a
timetable in both ASN and mainstream. 

 

Under our duty to provide advice and assistance in terms of Section 15 of
the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, the Service have advised
the following. Rosslyn school use resources in the mainstream building,
but no pupils are timetabled between Rosslyn and Viewforth for any
subjects. Young Sports leaders at Viewforth support a 6 week P.E. block
overseen by the PT, and we have some links with the DAS department.

 

I would like to draw your attention to the copyright situation in relation
to the material.

 

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may be reproduced free of charge in any format or media without requiring
specific permission. This is subject to the material not being used in a
derogatory manner or in a misleading context. The source of the material
must be acknowledged as Fife Council and the title of the document must be
included when being reproduced as part of another publication or service.

 

If you are dissatisfied with this response, you can ask us to carry out a
review of the decision.  You must do this in writing (or other permanent
form) within 40 working days of the date of this email.  Your review
should explain why you are dissatisfied with our response and we will
respond to you within 20 working days of receipt.  A review should be made
to the Head of Legal & Democratic Services:

 

Post: Head of Legal & Democratic Services

Finance & Corporate Services

Fife House

North Street

Glenrothes

KY7 5LY

Email: [1][email address]

 

If you remain dissatisfied following the review stage, you have the right
to appeal to the Scottish Information Commissioner for a decision. Please
refer to the following guidance on how to make a valid appeal:
[2]www.itspublicknowledge.info/Appeal

 

Yours sincerely

 

Ross McCall

Information Specialist

Information Management and Request Team

Fife Council

 

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