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Supporting Children's and Young People's Learning: A report on progress of implementation of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (As Amended)

Official Print Publication Date
Website Publication DateFebruary 20, 2012


ISBN 978 1 78045 666 9 (web only publication)
DPPAS 12625

This document is also available in pdf format (573KB)


Ministerial Foreword

Purpose and background to the report
Legislative background
References and resources

Scottish Learning Context
Equality and Inclusion
Getting it Right for Every Child
Curriculum for Excellence
Promoting Positive Behaviour and Relationships
Additional Support for Learning

Additional Support for Learning context
Factors affecting decisions on provision of support
Availability of services
Range of provision
Quality of provision

National Overview
Quality and Equity of Schooling in Scotland (OECD)
What the evidence tells us
Tasks activities and resources
Identification of learning needs
Roles of staff
Working in partnership
Whole-school approaches
Provision to meet all learners needs

Additional Support for Learning in Scotland
Information on the number of children and young people
with additional support needs
Principal factors giving rise to the additional support needs
The types of support provided to children and young people with additional support needs
The cost of providing support

Relationships and resolving concerns
Importance of relationships
Provision of information
Dispute resolution services and rights
Info for parents
Independent Mediation
Independent Adjudication
Independent Advocacy services
Additional Support for Needs Tribunals for Scotland
Section 70 complaints

Next steps
Future reports

Annex A - Staged Intervention model

Annex B - Attendance, exclusion, qualifications and positive destinations