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ERIC Number: EJ1160716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-9072
"This Is Theirs": The Implementation of the South Lanarkshire Framework for Supporting Pupils with Severe and Profound Needs
Rees, Kirstie; Tully, Scott; Ferguson, Kirstin
Scottish Educational Review, v49 n1 p67-88 2017
This paper details the development, implementation and evaluation of the South Lanarkshire Framework for Supporting Children with Severe and Profound Learning Needs ("The Framework"). The document assists Scottish schools in taking forward the Curriculum for Excellence for this group of learners and in building capacity amongst staff. The guidance and resources place emphasis on the identification of relevant and individualised learning outcomes and on teaching approaches which promote pupils' development in key areas. Seven Additional Support Needs (ASN) establishments in South Lanarkshire completed a pre- and post-audit of curricular practice and 24 staff completed an evaluative questionnaire. Eight staff also participated in semi-structured interviews. Analyses indicated that the Framework has influenced teachers in terms of their mind-set, practice and ability to set appropriate targets. Responses also suggested that the document has led to increased collaboration amongst staff and has been shared positively with parents. The findings are discussed in relation to implications for practice and future research directions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Scotland)
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