Principles of supporting children’s learning

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The Additional Support for Learning Act lays out the principles upon which practitioners from within education and those with whom they work should support the needs of children and young people. The key principles focus on inclusion and partnership working between professionals, and with parents and children and young people.

The Supporting Children’s Learning: Code of Practice has been revised in consultation with parents, children and young people and those working in education, health and social services and the voluntary sector. It provides guidance to local authorities and other agencies to help support children’s and young people’s learning.

The CPD resources, Principles of Supporting Children’s Learning, have been developed to reflect the principles of inclusion and partnership working. Practitioners, schools or local authorities may decide to use all or part of these resources to meet the CPD needs identified through various self-evaluation approaches.

The resources can be used to help develop practitioners’ thinking either in a group setting or on an individual basis. They include case studies, group activities, points for discussion and reflection, and information and signposts relating to the Code of Practice.

Key themes

Related documents

PDF File: Improving outcomes for learners through self-evaluation (248 KB)PDF File: Review of the Additional Support for Learning Act: Adding Benefits for Learners, A report by HMIE to Scottish Ministers, November 2010 (365 KB)PDF File: Examples of local authorities using VSE (69 KB)

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