Guidance

These links point to Scottish Government and other guidance relevant to education and additional support for learning.

How good is our school? (4th Edition) 2015 

Guidance on the education of children unable to attend school due to ill health 2015

Planning improvements for disabled pupils’ access to education: Guidance for education authorities, independent schools and grant-aided schools, 2014

Determining Primary School Capacity – Guidance, 2014

National Practice Guidance on Early Learning and Childcare, 2014

Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 – Statutory Guidance, 2014

Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 Early Learning and Childcare Statutory Guidance, 2014

Child Protection and Disability Toolkit, 2014

National Guidance for Child Protection in Scotland, 2014

Guidance on Developing Policies to promote the Safe and Responsible Use of Mobile Technology in Schools, 2013

Technical Guidance for Schools in Scotland, 2013, (EHRC)

Parent Council Resource: A guide to gathering views and ensuring parents’ voices are heard in your school, 2013

Better Relationships, Better Learning, Better Behaviour, 2013

Supporting Prisoners’ Families: What can schools do?, 2013

The Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit, 2012

Reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils, Scotland – Auxiliary Aids Technical Guidance, 2012, (EHRC)

The Common-Sense Approach to Moving and Handling of Disabled Children and Young People, 2012

School Handbook Guidance: Information for local authorities and schools following the Education (School and Placing Information) (Scotland) Regulations 2012, 2012

Common Core of Skills, Knowledge & Understanding and Values for the “Children’s Workforce” in Scotland, 2012

A Right to Speak Supporting Individuals who use Alternative and Augmentative Communication, 2012

Inclusive Educational Approaches for Scotland’s Travelling Communities within the context of interrupted learning, 2011

Healthy Eating in Schools: Supplementary guidance on diet and nutrition for children and young people with additional support needs, 2011

included, engaged and involved part 2: a positive approach to managing school exclusions, 2011

Supporting Children’s Learning Code of Practice (Revised edition), 2010

The Equality Act 2010: Guidance for education providers, 2010

A guide for parents about school attendance, 2010

Guidance on partnership working between allied health professions and education, 2010

Guidance to parents and local authorities on home education, 2008

included, engaged and involved part 1: attendance in scottish schools, 2007

School Transport Guidance Circular, 2006

Guidance on the preparation of Accessibility Strategies under the Education (Disability Strategies and Pupils Educational Records) Act, 2002

Education of Children Absent From School Through Ill-Health, 2001

Standards In Scotland’s Schools Etc. Act 2000 : Guidance On Presumption Of Mainstream Education

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