Scotland Policy Conferences

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

Morning, Tuesday, 24th April 2018

Central Edinburgh

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 to tackling the key issues for resources, accessing support, and early identification and assessment of children with Additional Support Needs (ASN) identified in The Scottish Parliament’s Education and Skill Committee report on ASL provision in Scotland.


Delegates will also consider the availability of appropriate support as identified in the Scottish Government’s draft strategy on Complex Additional Support Needs.


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



Guest of Honour

Susan Quinn

Convenor, Education Committee, Educational Institute of Scotland

Guest of Honour

Susan Quinn

Convenor, Education Committee, Educational Institute of Scotland

Speakers

Sally Cavers

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

May Dunsmuir

President, Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland

Professor Sheila Riddell

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