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Planning improvements for disabled pupilsí access to education - consultation report, 30/05/14 [S]

The Scottish Government has published a consultation report on the Scottish Government's consultation on draft guidance on the Disability Strategies and Pupils' Educational Records (Scotland) Act 2002.

The 2002 Act contains duties which require "responsible bodies" (education authorities, and those responsible for the management of independent and grant-aided schools) to prepare and implement an accessibility strategy for all the schools for whom they are responsible. The accessibility strategy must refer to how the responsible body intends, over time, to:

  • increase the extent to which disabled pupils can participate in the curriculum;
  • improve the physical environment of schools to increase the extent to which disabled pupils can take advantage of education and associated services provided or offered by the schools; and
  • improve communication with disabled pupils, in particular improving communication within a reasonable time, and in ways which are determined after taking account of their disabilities and any preferences expressed by them or their parents (for example in different formats), of information that is provided in writing for pupils, or persons who might be admitted as pupils who do not have a disability.

For full details see the Scottish Government website.

Further Information

Planning improvements for disabled pupilsí access to education - consultation report