The purpose of this report is to set out the progress in implementing the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as
The report fulfils the duties placed on Scottish Ministers at sections 26A and section 27A of the amended Act. Scottish Ministers must report to the Scottish Parliament in each of the 5 years after the commencement of the Act on what progress has been made in each of those years to ensure that sufficient information relating to children and young people with additional support needs is available to effectively monitor the implementation of this Act.
Scottish Ministers must each year collect specific information from each education authority which is detailed in the enclosed report.
In addition to the information required by the Act, Scottish Ministers will provide further information and evidence from a number of sources.
This is the third of five such reports, and is the middle point in this process. Consequently, this report will look back at implementation since the first report, set out the picture of implementation in the last year, and, focus on
transitional arrangements in line with the themed approach taken to these reports. This information will be set in the context of wider developments in both additional support for learning and inclusion both in the UK and Europe.