Latest News - June 2012
Message from Peter Doran:
"The review is nearing completion and I would like to thank the many individuals and organisations who have contributed to the review process by responding to the “Call for Evidence”. In total we had 283 responses. 211responses were received from individuals and 72 from organisations. I really appreciate the time and effort taken by all.
Three parental engagement events also took place in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow facilitated by Children in Scotland. 164 parent/carers attended these events and for many this involved complex childcare arrangements. I was particularly impressed at these events by the open and frank manner in which participants were willing to share their experiences and offer constructive views on how we might improve our systems.
I would also like to thank the many individuals, schools and organisations who have been willing to meet me over the past year.
My final thanks go to the many children and young people who have contributed their views and experiences throughout the review process. For some this required the support, skill and expertise of school staff, parents and carers for which I am also extremely grateful.
We have a few more pieces of commissioned work to complete and two working groups have been tasked with reviewing all the evidence we have collected. A final Project Review Group will take place in mid July and I intend presenting my completed report to Government thereafter.”
THE DORAN REVIEW
Every child has the right to become a successful learner, confident individual, effective contributor and responsible citizen - wherever their learning is taking place. Some will face barriers to learning and will need additional support to enable them to make the most of their educational opportunities and to realise their potential. The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004, which has been strengthened and updated through the Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2009, provides the legal framework for identifying and addressing additional support needs.
For some children and young people, their complex range of additional support needs may be beyond the capacity of an individual Local Authority to cater for. They may require access to regional or national provision.
The Doran Review will consider whether the current system is achieving the best possible outcomes for Scotland's children and young people, and recommend any improvements necessary.
Engage for Education
Read the blogs by Peter Doran, Chair of the Doran Review, on Engage for Education