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.