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Supporting children's learning: code of practice (revised 2010)

Published: 12 Aug 2010
Part of:
Education
ISBN:
978 0 7559 9470 0

Statutory Guidance relating to the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 as amended.

232 page PDF

2.8MB

232 page PDF

2.8MB

Contents
Supporting children's learning: code of practice (revised 2010)
Acknowledgements

232 page PDF

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Acknowledgements

The Scottish Government is grateful to the very many people and organisations who helped develop the code of practice. These include the many parents, professionals and children and young people who attended consultation events and those who provided written comments on the draft code. Particular thanks is also due to Ken McAra and Mike Gibson of Scottish Government.

Special thanks are due to the members of the Additional Support for Learning Implementation Group for their advice and input on the approach taken in the code:

Alan Haughey, National Transitions Co-ordinator, Scottish Government
Allan Cowieson, Quality Improvement Officer, North Ayrshire Council
Andrew Facherty, Additional Support for Learning Manager, Falkirk Council
Claire Killen, Scottish Government
David Watt, HMIE
Iain Nisbet, Head of Education Law, Govan Law Centre
Ian Glover, Scottish Government
Ian Storrie, Policy Manager, COSLA
James Boyce, Analytical Services Unit - Schools, Scottish Government
Jenni Barr, Principal Educational Psychologist, Stirling Council
Jessica Burns, President ASNTS
Jim Gibson, Head of Support for learning, Dundee City Council
John Dalziel, Senior Executive, Skills Development Scotland
Jonathan Sher, Director of research, policy and practice development, Children in Scotland
Kate Higgins, Policy Manager, for Scotland's Disabled Children Liaison Project
Laura Meikle, Scottish Government
Lorraine Sanda, National Parental Involvement Co-ordinator
Maggie Tierney, Deputy Director, Support for Learning Division, Scottish Government
Mark Wilson, South Lanarkshire Educational Psychology Service
Martin Vallely, Service Manager, Professional Support Services, City of Edinburgh Council
Nico Juetten, Parliamentary Officer, Scottish Commissioner for Children and Young People
Nicola Robinson, Development Officer, Allied Health Professional & Education Partnership Working
Pat Preece, Manager, looked after and accommodated children, Stirling Council
Patricia Carroll, Learning Teaching Scotland
Pete Whitehouse, Head of Analytical Services Unit (Schools), Scottish Government
Peter Diamond, Assistant Director, Support for Learning, Orkney Islands Council
Rachel Sunderland, Team Leader, Support for Learning Division, Scottish Government
Ruth Henderey, Head of Faculty, Integrated Curriculum Services, Jewel and Esk College/Scotland's Colleges
Sandra Mitchell, Mediation Manager, Children in Scotland
Sheila Downie, Clinical Services Manager/Lead Speech and Language Therapist, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Susan Gilroy, Support for Learning Division, Scottish Government
Tom Kelly, Scottish Government
Veronica Rankin, National Officer, Education and Equalities, EIS

Section 23 of the 2009 Act specifies certain information that must be collected and published on an annual basis by Scottish Ministers. Thanks are due to members of the Data Collection sub group which was established to examine current models of relevant data collection and advise the Implementation Group:

Albert King, Professional Services Team Manager, Scottish Government
Carrie Graham, HMIE
David Watt, HMIE
Fiona McCarthy, MIS Strategy Officer, Dundee City Council
Gerald Donnelly, Scottish Government
Ian Storrie, Policy Manager, COSLA
James Boyce, Analytical Services Unit (Schools), Scottish Government
Jonathan Davidson, Statistician, Scottish Government
Kate Higgins, Policy Manager, for Scotland's Disabled Children Liaison Project
Moyra Wilson, Scottish Government
Pete Whitehouse, Head of Analytical Services Unit (Schools), Scottish Government
Rachel Sunderland, Team Leader, Support for Learning Division, Scottish Government

Kate Hannah and David Watt from Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education provided valuable comments on the various drafts of the code.

Children in Scotland provided invaluable support during the consultation exercise on the draft code for which Sally Cavers, Susan Milligan, Sandra Mitchell, Karen Mountney and Jonathan Sher, organised a team of able and willing facilitators.

The Scottish Government welcomed the helpful comments from the Scottish Parliament's Education Committee on the code.

Finally, thanks are due to members of the Scottish Government's Support for Learning Division, and legal and policy colleagues from across the Government.


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