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Education Scotland web resources
Education Scotland is the main curriculum body in Scotland. It supports the delivery of Curriculum for Excellence and amongst other things promotes the use of Glow – Scotland’s education intranet.
The Education Scotland website contains useful advice and guidance for education staff including Principles of Supporting Children’s Learning a CPD resource for practitioners.
On the Supporting Learners pages, which detail the support all children can expect in school, there is a section on Additional Support Needs which parents may also find interesting. It contains general information as well as help for learners with specific needs including:
- autism spectrum disorders
- deaf and hearing impaired
- english as an additional language
- highly able children
- looked after children
- visual impairment
You’ll find resources about inclusion and equality and positive relationships and behavior in the Positive Learning Environments sections.
Examples of good practice include:
Joining our nursery class: A ‘can-do’ approach makes all the difference to a young boy with autism joining the nursery class of South Morningside Primary.
Stepping stones to a smooth transition:The Falkirk Bilingual and Traveller Pupil Support Service supports pupils, their schools and families to cope with the transition to a different culture, language and school system.
Pupil Peer Mediation: St Fergus’ Primary School encouraged its pupils to take responsibility for their own actions using the Peer Mediation project.