Special education is given privately, along with the general education programme, in small groups or in co-teaching classes. Special teachers carry the responsibility for the special education.They provide help for pupils who find it hard to study in the general education groups. The special teachers cooperate with class teachers, subject teachers and the student care group. Support to the pupils learning and school attendance is based on a three-stage model where the forms of support intensify by stages. The three stages are general support, intensified support and special support.