ASN Provision in Education: Meeting the Needs of Young People

At this event, we will scrutinise the challenges and priorities currently facing effective ASN provision as well as examining the impact of recent legislative developments on delivery.

Putting rights at the heart of support

In January 2018, amendments to the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 came into force. These improved the rights of children and young people with additional support needs to have greater say in decisions about their education.

Furthermore, in May 2017, the Scottish Government published a 10-year strategy for the learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs. Over one year on, it is timely to look at the impact this has had and build on good practice that has emerged.

Join our expert speakers as they offer practical guidance for ensuring that the most appropriate care and support services are offered to vulnerable users, their families and carers.

Key issues we’ll address with you

  • The rights of young people, parents and carers to access educational support
  • Embedding a comprehensive approach to inclusive teaching & learning
  • Giving children a voice in the support they need and receive
  • Successful approaches to, and evaluating the effect of, inclusive teaching & learning
  • Achieving better outcomes from learning disability support services

Agenda*

09:15 Registration and Refreshments

09:55 Welcome and Introduction by the Chair

Tom Freeman, Health and Education Journalist, Holyrood Magazine

10:00 Session 1: Inclusion as a Priority

  • Breadth of type of additional support needs
  • Priorities and challenges surrounding the mainstreaming of ASN pupils
  • Ensuring access and inclusion are protected
  • Putting the rights of the child at the heart of service delivery

10:00 The Rights of Children and Young People with ASN: Rhetoric and Reality

This presentation provides a brief overview of the rights of children with ASN and, drawing on recent research, identifies challenges in their implementation.

Professor Sheila Riddell, Director of the Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity (CREID) at Moray House School of Education, University of Edinburgh

10:30 The Child and The Tribunal

Mrs Dunsmuir, President, Health and Education Chamber of the First-tier Tribunal for Scotland

11:00 Questions and Discussion

11:30 Refreshments and Networking

12:00 Session 2: Policy into Practice

  • Improving outcomes by giving children a voice in the support they need and receive
  • Ensuring mainstreaming works for all
  • Successful approaches to, and evaluating the effect of, inclusive teaching & learning
  • Putting the student voice at the core of decision making
  • Embedding inclusive and engaging teaching at all levels

12:00 Additional Support Needs Mediation

  • Raising awareness of Independent ASN Mediation
  • Increase understanding of the key principles, model and approach underpinning the mediation process

Lesley Fairley, Director, Common Ground Mediation

12:20 Engaging Parents to Achieve Excellence and Equity for All

Cheryl Burnett, Vice Chair, National Parent Forum Of Scotland

12:40 Questions and Discussion

13:00 Lunch and Networking

13:30 Session 3: In-Depth Legal Update

  • The rights of young people, parents and carers to access educational support
  • The breadth and reach of My Rights, My Say
  • The rights of children and young people in law

13:30 Iain Nisbet, Consultant Solicitor, Cairn Legal

14:30 Questions and Discussion

15:00 Close of event

*Agenda subject to change

Venue

COSLA, Verity House, 19 Haymarket Yards, Edinburgh EH12 5BH | Map

Costs

Delegate rates (excluding VAT):

  • Discounted rate: 1 place £145 + VAT (Voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income of less than £1m)
  • Reduced rate: 1 place £245 + VAT | 2+ places £195 + VAT per place (Central government departments and agencies, local authorities, universities, colleges, NHS, police, professional associations and voluntary / charitable organisations with an annual income over £1m)
  • Full rate: 1 place £295 + VAT | 2+ places £245 + VAT per place (Commercial organisations e.g. plc, Ltd, LLP)

For more information please email enquiries@holyrood.com or phone 0131 285 1635 

Dates
31 October 2018
Location
Edinburgh
United Kingdom

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