The Inclusion Ambassadors are a group of children and young people from across Scotland with a range of additional support needs.
Enquire and Children in Scotland work with the group to discuss issues that affect them and ensure their views are heard in decision-making relating to education.
They have a vision statement that sets out how they think schools can help pupils feel more included and supported. It should help adults understand more about what young people want from school. It also helps inform the work the group do.
The Inclusion Ambassadors vision statement:
School should help me be the best I can be.
School is a place where children and young people learn, socialise and become prepared for life beyond school.
Success is different for everyone. But it is important that all the adults that children and young people come in to contact with in school get to know them as individuals. They should ask, listen and act on what the young people say about the support that works best for them.
The voice of experience
The voices and opinions of children and young people are central in making sure their right to education is upheld. It is also central to the Scottish Government’s Additional Support for Learning Action Plan.
The group is involved in a range of activities to influence and improve experiences for pupils with additional needs. This includes the creation of a number of practical resources. These resources are designed to help support professionals and decision-makers in meaningfully engaging with young people with additional support needs.
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