Enquire conference

From the margins to the mainstream: Ensuring every child has a positive school experience

The timing for our 2017 national conference was more significant than usual this year. With the publication in December of Enable Scotland’s Included in the Main Report, the planned review of presumption of mainstream guidance due later this year and the extension of young people with additional support needs’ rights coming into force in November, our conference provided the perfect opportunity for delegates to explore some big questions around inclusion. [read more...]

Positive mental health in schools – Enquire conference 2016

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On 10 March 160 people gathered at the 17th Enquire annual conference in Stirling to discuss young people’s mental health and wellbeing and what schools are doing to support young people’s mental health needs. We considered how we prevent additional support for learning needs arising from mental health issues and dealing with acute mental health [read more...]

Inspire to Achieve: Enquire’s 2015 Conference

This year Enquire’s conference was very special. Not only did we have the usual packed programme, we were delighted to hold the event at Park Mains High School in Renfrewshire. With nearly 1,300 pupils in school on the day of the conference (as well as over 120 delegates!) it was a real test of organisational skills to [read more...]

Annual conference 2014 – Are we getting it right? Early identification and additional support for learning

Enquire’s 15th annual conference was held on February 24th at the Maryyat Hall in Dundee. The event looked at the current policy landscape for children with additional support needs and potential impact of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Bill 2014 . At the conference we heard from Colin Spivey, Support and Wellbeing Unit Scottish Government and Mike Gibson, Educational Consultant and [read more...]

Annual conference 2013 – The strongest link…working together to provide additional support

Enquire’s 14th annual conference was held on March 7th at the Tweed Horizons Centre in the Scottish Borders. Titled The strongest link…working together to provide additional support, it explored partnership working in providing additional support for learning to children and young people. This theme was chosen given the recent publication of the Scottish Government’s long [read more...]

Annual conference 2012 – Additional Support for Learning: sharing the lessons learned across Scotland

Enquire’s national conference ‘Additional Support for Learning: sharing the lessons learned across Scotland’ was hosted by East Lothian Council on 8 March at the Quay, Musselburgh. The audience of parents and professionals from across Scotland heard from Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell who stressed the Government’s commitment to early intervention at any time in a [read more...]

Annual Seminar Report 2011 – Working smarter together for additional support

Enquire’s national seminar ‘Working smarter together for additional support’, took place on 16 March in Cumbernauld. The event was a great success, attracting a range of professionals and parents from across Scotland. Delegates enjoyed the focus on sharing practice, discussion and debate.  A key message from those attending was that, at a time when budgets [read more...]

Annual conference 2010: Families as Learning Partners

Enquire’s national conference, ‘Families as Learning Partners’, took place on Tuesday 9 March 2010 in Hamilton and was a great success. The almost sold-out event attracted an audience from across Scotland, including parents and professionals from a range of organisations. The mix of speakers and workshops were received positively. Delegates were clear that good communication [read more...]

Annual Conference 2009: Three years on – how are we doing?

Enquire’s ninth annual conference was held at Highland Council Chambers on 10 March 2009. It looked at the changes that the Additional Support for Learning Act has brought in the three years since implementation in November 2005. We heard from policy makers, practitioners and young people themselves about the successes and challenges of the Act [read more...]

Annual conference 2008: Achieving excellence, with additional support

Our eighth annual conference took place at the Royal Concert Hall in Glasgow on Thursday 28 February 2008. Excellent speakers, interactive workshops and participative delegates combined to make what proved to be a very successful and thought-provoking day. Resources from the conference: Achieving excellence, with additional support – 2008 conference report (pdf) (1.1Mb) Watch Carol Craig’s presentation on “Creating Confidence” (mov) (43Mb) Watch the “Young People’s voices” session (mov) (21Mb) Download the “Young people’s voices” report (pdf) (2.8Mb) [read more...]

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