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Improving additional support for learning: 2022 progress report

In 2020, an important report called “Support for Learning: All our Children and all their potential” was published. It set out what needs to be done to improve children’s learning support. The report highlighted that although Scotland has good legislation and guidance on additional support for learning, more could be done to make
sure that all children receive the support they need.

The report set out 76 recommendations for action. The Scottish Government and the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) agreed with all the recommendations and created an Additional Support for Learning Action Plan to drive work forward. They also agreed to report regularly on how things are going.

In November 2022, the Scottish Government and COSLA published a second progress report setting out what action had been taken in the previous year. Alongside the progress plan, the Scottish Government and COSLA published a refreshed Additional Support for Learning Action Plan which sets out further action that will be taken.

We have created a summary of the full report for parents and carers. You can also watch a short video about the report here:

We have also created a summary for children and young people as well as a short video.

The full report can be found on the Scottish Government website.

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