Scotland Policy Conferences

Next steps for Additional Support for Learning provision: access, funding and improving outcomes

Morning, Tuesday, 24th April 2018

The Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will bring together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss the next steps for Additional Support for Learning (ASL) provision in Scotland.


Delegates will discuss the way forward for tackling the key issues around resources, access to support, and the early identification and assessment of children with Additional Support Needs (ASN) raised in the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skills Committee report on ASN teaching, as well as the Government’s future approach to ‘mainstreaming’.


With The Scottish Government preparing to finalise its draft 10-year strategy on Complex Additional Support Needs - and following recently-announced £10m package to support complex ASN - attendees will look at what more might be done to ensure that young people with complex ASN are being provided with support in an appropriate setting.


Further sessions discuss policy priorities for improving the provision of ASL, including opportunities for supporting and expanding the workforce and reducing variation in local authorities’ approaches to ASN, as well as the relationship between ASL and the wider attainment gap.



Guests of Honour

Susan Quinn

Convenor, Education Committee, Educational Institute of Scotland

Jan Savage

Executive Director of External Affairs and Strategic Development, ENABLE Scotland and Chair, Scottish Government Advisory Group on Additional Support for Learning

Guests of Honour

Jan Savage

Executive Director of External Affairs and Strategic Development, ENABLE Scotland and Chair, Scottish Government Advisory Group on Additional Support for Learning

Susan Quinn

Convenor, Education Committee, Educational Institute of Scotland

Chairs

Joan McAlpine MSP

Deputy Convener, Cross-Party Group on Learning Disability

Oliver Mundell MSP

Shadow Spokesperson for Further Education, Higher Education and Science

Speakers

Jamie Murray MSYP

Member for Argyll and Bute and Trustee for Public Relations and Internal Communications, Scottish Youth Parliament

Jennifer King

Chair, Network for Children & Young People’s and ASN Services, Association of Directors of Education in Scotland

Yvonne Binks

Depute Head Teacher, Preston Lodge High School

Jennifer Barr

Solicitor, Education Law Unit, Govan Law Centre

Cheryl Burnett

Vice-Chair, National Parent Forum of Scotland

Sally Cavers

Manager of Enquire and CHANGE, Childcare and Nurture Glasgow East, Children in Scotland

Bill O’Hara

Principal Educational Psychologist, Aberdeen City Council

May Dunsmuir

Chamber President, Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

Professor Sheila Riddell

Chair, Inclusion and Diversity and Director, Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity, University of Edinburgh