Role of the group
ASLIG role is to work collaboratively to bring together main decision makers and key influencers who have a strong focus on supporting the implementation and delivery of Additional Support for Learning. The group should hold frank and open discussion about what is working and where more improvement is required providing clear leadership and advice to Scottish Government, the Scottish Education Council and Scottish Ministers on key issues relating to the implementation and delivery of the Additional Support for Learning Act. The group will have a clear focus on continued improvement ensuring that every child and young person gets the support they need from childhood through to adult life.
ASLIG will meet every 3 months.
The group will make recommendations on key actions to ensure continued effective delivery of The Additional Support for Learning Act by:
- bringing together decision makers and key influencers with a strong focus on implementation of Additional Support for Learning for frank and open discussion about what is working and what and where more improvement is required, based on evidence and intelligence available. Ensuring that there is evaluation of what is making a difference.
- providing leadership and advice to the Scottish Education Council and Scottish Ministers in developing a strategic approach and vision for improvement and continued effective implementation of Additional Support for Learning.
- having a primary focus on implementation of Additional Support for Learning, but have the ability to focus on wider partnership issues as and when required, in particular, Getting it right for every child and the empowerment of school staff.
- provide guidance and advice at all levels of the system, working across organisational and structural boundaries to support improvement and continued effective implementation of Additional Support for Learning by developing improvement priorities and ensuring those priorities are reflected at a national, local and regional level.
Membership of the group will be made up of representatives from local government, 3rd Sector, parent groups, unions and childrens groups. These representative groups have been asked to join ASLIG because of their ability to influence and drive improvement forward -
Chair – Jan Savage 3rd sector chair
ADES – Jennifer King
COSLA – TBC
ASPEP – Lynne Binnie
EIS – Andrea Bradley
UNISON – Sylvia Haughney
ES – Laura-Ann Currie
NPFS - Cheryl Burnett
Children in Scotland - Sally Cavers
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