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Improving attainment for children with a sensory impairment 25/03/15 [S]

How attainment levels for school pupils with a sensory impairment can be improved is to be the focus of a short inquiry announced today (25 March) by the Scottish Parliament’s Education and Culture Committee.

As part of its year-long work on attainment, the Committee is asking parents, teachers, interested organisations and children themselves about what needs to change to ensure that children with a sensory impairment can achieve as much as their peers.

Committee Convener, Stewart Maxwell MSP said:

“Improving educational attainment has rightly been made a priority by the Scottish Government. Our inquiry will look at a specific group of children, those with visual and hearing impairments, who, with the right support, should be achieving the same as their peers.

“We are looking for suggestions about what needs to change and what more needs to be done to improve the attainment levels of these children.

“This is part of our wider examination of the educational attainment gap which will also involve the Committee considering the roles of the third and private sectors, and parents in improving attainment.”

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Improving attainment for children with a sensory impairment