Date lodged: 5 January 2017
To ask the Scottish Government whether it will review its guidance to local authorities on how to identify, record and monitor the additional support needs of young people in schools.
Answered by: John Swinney 23 January 2017
Guidance to education authorities on duties under the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 is provided through the Statutory Code of Practice ‘Supporting Children’s Learning’ which is available from: http://www.gov.scot/Resource/Doc/348208/0116022.pdf
It is planned to review this in anticipation of the commencement of provisions within the Education (Scotland) Act 2016. We are supported in this by the Advisory Group for Additional Support for Learning who will work with us to ensure that the guidance we produce on this, and on any other issues related to additional support for learning, is fit for purpose and supports those working with children and young people.