A Parent's Guide To Additional Support Needs
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A Parent's Guide To Additional Support Needs

A Parent's Guide To Additional Support Needs

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COSLA Conference Centre

19 Haymarket Yards

Edinburgh

EH12 5BH

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Falkland House School invites you to join it for a free morning seminar which aims to provide practical guidance for parents of children and young people with additional support needs.

Looking at a wide range of issues, from understanding different support needs to current legislation, this is a great opportunity to hear from experts in the field, alongside one of the leading schools for those with additional support needs in Scotland.

Speakers are:

Bill Colley - ‘Beyond the label’ – Understanding and supporting children and young people with additional support needs

Bill is an educational consultant, writer and teacher trainer. He is an independent consultant with ADHD support groups and is a member of the National Autism Strategy Reference Group (Scotland) and the UK ADHD Partnership.

Iain Nisbet – Legal rights of children and young people with additional support needs

Iain will cover:

  • parental rights and children’s rights

  • rights to assessment

  • rights to support

  • school placement rights

Iain is an independent education law consultant, with particular expertise and interest in additional support needs law and equality law in education and the implications of GIRFEC for schools. He is the principal author of “A-Z of Scots Education Law - A guide for parents”, published by Consumer Focus Scotland. He is the Convener of the School Closure Review Panels, and a member of the attendance council in his local area. Iain works as a consultant solicitor with Cairn Legal, representing parents, pupils, students and voluntary organisations in all aspects of education law.

Timings:

09.45 - Coffee on arrival

10.00 - Welcome from Falkland House School

10.10 - Bill Colley- ‘Beyond the label’ – Understanding and supporting children and young people with additional support needs

11.00 - Iain Nisbet - Legal rights of children and young people with additional support needs

11.50 - Q & A session

12.00 - Coffee and further discussion

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