Implementation of the Education (ASL) (Scotland) Act 2004: Report to Parliament 2013

Date: 8th April 2014
Category: Education, Leisure and Cultural Activities

A report has been produced which sets out the progress in implementing the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (as amended) from 2012 to 2013.

The report fulfils the duties placed on Scottish Ministers at sections 26A and section 27A of the amended Act. This is the third of five such reports, and is the middle point in this process.

Consequently, it looks back at implementation since the first report; sets out the picture of implementation in the last year, and, focuses on transitional arrangements in line with the themed approach taken to these reports.

Evidence provided in the first report suggested that there remained scope for improvement on transition planning for young people with additional support needs. This report provides comment and case studies gathered by Education Scotland of a range of practice across provisions on this area.

This information within the report is set in the context of wider developments in both additional support for learning and inclusion both in the UK and Europe.