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Opportunities for All: Post-16 transitions Policy and Practice Framework

This document is a refresh of the Post-16 Policy and Practice Framework from 2012. It sets out the Scottish Government’s expectations for the roles and responsibilities for the partners involved in supporting young people into further learning and training. It places post-16 transition planning within the context of the delivery of both Curriculum for Excellence and Opportunities for All.

Supporting Children’s Health & Wellbeing – A Summary of Scottish Government Policy

This document sets out the key government policies that aim to support young people’s health and wellbeing. It does not aim to describe every policy in detail but gives a broad overview. The underlying theme is reducing health inequalities. Mention is made of the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 as amended and Curriculum for Excellence. The document can be found here.

Curriculum for Excellence

Curriculum for Excellence provides the framework for learning and teaching in Scotland. Detailed information about Curriculum for Excellence can be found on the Scottish Government website and the Education Scotland website.

16+ Learning Choices: Policy and Practice Framework: supporting all young people into positive and sustained destinations

This Framework was designed for all partners who are involved in planning for and delivering the Senior Phase of the Curriculum for Excellence. It clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the partners involved in supporting young people into positive and sustained post-16 destinations. The Framework is available here.

Getting it Right for Every Child

Getting it right for every child is the foundation for work with all children and young people (including adult services where parents are involved). It builds on universal health and education services, and is embedded in the developing early years and youth frameworks. Detailed information about Getting It Right for Every Child can be found on the Scottish Government website.

More Choices, More Chances

More Choices, More Chances is the Scottish Government’s strategy to help young people not in education, employment or training. More information is available on the Scottish Government website.

Better Behaviour, Better Learning

Better Behaviour – Better Learning Report of the Discipline Task Group contained  36 recommendations aimed at improving discipline in schools. A Better Behaviour, Better Learning policy update was published in 2004 providing an overview on progress towards promoting positive behaviour.

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