Section 2 Background

The Manual is written within the Scottish context of the presumption of mainstreaming in which meaningful inclusive education is the aim.

It takes full account of The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) 2004 Act as amended in 2009 and the most recent Supporting Children’s Learning Code of Practice 2010.

Appendix 2 clarifies the adjustments made to the 2004 Act by The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) 2009 Act.

It makes frequent reference to the principles and agenda for Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) which promotes improved outcomes for children and young people,as a result of effective partnership working.

Indeed the Manual demonstrates how best practice in relation to implementing the requirements of the ASL Act complements and promotes best practice in implementing GIRFEC, and vice versa.

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