Additional Support Needs in Scottish Schools

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Over the past few months the Education and Skills Committee has been looking a lot at school education. They have asked lots of people for their views on Additional Support Needs and, because of what they have heard, they want to do some more work on this issue. A child or young person is said to have additional […]

Doran Review Parent Information Map

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Parents have a look at this roadmap which provides an overview of the progress that has been made in implementing the Doran Review recommendations in relation to the introduction of strategic commissioning of national education provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs. Doran Review – Parent Information Map

Children and Young People's Commissioner responds to ASL concerns

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Tam Baillie, Scotland’s Commissioner for Children and Young People, has written to the Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning to raise concerns about the education of children who require additional support for learning (ASL) and how the ASL Act is working in practice. The letter outlines the concerns raised with the Commissioner by parents and organisations […]

CALL Scotland

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CALL Scotland’s Vision is that… Every child / young person in Scotland with a disability or additional support needs has the curriculum materials, the Assistive Technologies (AT) and/or Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools they may need – and the support to use them effectively – in order to participate effectively and fulfill their potential […]

Call Scotland Newsletter

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CALL Scotland’s Vision is that… Every child / young person in Scotland with a disability or additional support needs has the curriculum materials, cialis sale the Assistive Technologies (AT) and/or Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) tools they may need – and the support to use them effectively – in order to participate effectively and fulfill […]

Additional support for learning – survey for parents

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NPFS has launched a web survey for parents of children with additional support needs. We are particularly interested in hearing about changes to the provision of additional support for learning. The survey should take around 5 minutes to complete. Please circulate to anyone who you think may be interested. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2MSQ3YX

ASL Report and Doran eNewsletter

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The purpose of the ASL report is to show the progress in implementing the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended). 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 […]

Supporting Children's Learning Code of Practice

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During Autumn 2013 the National Parent Forum of Scotland held two focus groups to consider the current information in the Supporting Children’s Learning Code of Practice and how children, young people and their parents could be successfully involved in education and learning. It was specifically about those issues that are of particular significance to parents with children with […]

Getting the right help in school – Two new guides from Enquire explain young people’s rights

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Getting the most out of education can be difficult if you are looked after or struggling to be in school. That’s why Enquire have produced two news guides to help young people understand their rights to support in school. ‘What happens when you can’t go to school?’ will help young people understand their rights to […]

Scottish Transitions Principles of Good Transitions Document

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The Scottish Transitions Forum have made available a copy of the Scottish Transitions Principles of Good Transitions Document that you can find at the following address http://bit.ly/10l6cPU. This link will take you directly to the website enabling you to download a copy of the document electronically in PDF format. The Scottish Transitions Forum are currently looking for individuals […]

Doran Review Report

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The Doran Review Report and the Scottish Government’s response to the review have now been published. In addition, the Scottish Government has also published the long-term plan of support for the implementation of additional support for learning, which will contribute significantly to the delivery of the recommendations. The Doran Review Report: http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/11/7084 The Scottish Government […]

The National Autistic Society of Scotland Empowering Families Affected by Autism

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Family Programme “Empowering Families Affected by Autism” The NAS Scotland Family Programme provides information and advice to families of children and young people in Scotland up to the age of 18 years affected by autism. The programme is funded by The Big Lottery until October 2014 and free to families. The Family Programme The programme […]

National Parent Forum of Scotland evidence on the Additional Support For Learning Report to the Education Committee, Scottish Parliament, 15 May 212

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On 15 May 2012, the National Parent Forum of Scotland was invited to give evidence on a Scottish Government report on Additional Support for Learning to the Scottish Parliament’s Education Committee. MSPs asked about the wide variation in statistics from across Scotland (information is gathered from local authorities on different learning support needs) and the possibility of under-diagnosis […]

Consultation on Reasonable Adjustments for disabled candidates in National Qualifications in Scotland

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The National Parent Forum of Scotland is hosting a focus group for interested parties in the above consultation. It is proposed to discuss the consultation with Patricia McDonald of the SQA and she will answer any questions etc about the implications of the changes being consulted on. The focus group will be held on Thursday, […]

Additional Support Needs: Supporting children, young people and their families A Plea from Parents

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In the spirit of sincere partnership, we ask that you: Make us feel comfortable and ensure that we know the team around our child, in name and in person Look at the whole situation and the family around the child. Many different things will affect how we and our child cope with learning e.g. transport, […]

Report to Parliament on the Additional Support for Learning Act 2004 (as amended).

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Please find below a weblink to the Report to Parliament on the Additional Support for Learning Act 2004 (as amended). NPFS have been Key Contributors to the AGASL input for this report. http://www.scotland.gov.uk/Publications/2012/02/7679 which was published on the Scottish Government’s website this morning. The report has also been provided to the Scottish Parliament Education Committee […]

ASN Technology Parent Information Day Presentation on ipads/technology

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Following on from the ASN Technology Parent Information Day, search Kate Farrell has shared the presentation she gave. The presentation deals specifically with the use of ipads to support children with ASN but also deals with technology in general. Slide to unlock: unlocking learning potential using iPads with pupils with Additional Support Needs View more […]

Additional Support Needs Update

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The National Parent Forum has been working with Scottish Government to develop information for Parent Councils about how they can involve and represent parents of children with additional support needs. As a result of NPFS discussions with Enquire (Enquire is the Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning) and Scottish Government, some updated information […]

Doran Review

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Scottish Government has asked Peter Doran to chair an independent strategic review of learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs known in brief as “The Doran Review”.  Parents’ views are important to this review and they can keep up to date with the review and contribute their views to Peter’s […]