1.1.5 Raising Attainment, Dyslexia and Inclusive Practice

The Scottish Government’s vision is that Scotland should be the best place to go to school. “We want each child to enjoy an education that encourages them to be the most successful they can be and provides them with a full passport to future opportunity. To achieve this, we need to raise attainment consistently and for all our children and young people, and progressively reduce inequity in educational outcomes”.

The aims of the 2014 Making Sense report’s recommendations are consistent with the aims of national key aims for the National improvement framework, Scotland’s Delivery plan and Attainment Challenge Programme.http://www.gov.scot/ Topics/ Education/ Schools/ Raisingeducationalattainment [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

To achieve the core aims of the National Improvement Framework and Scotland’s Delivery plan an understanding of and a focus on additional support needs must be incorporated within schools and local authority planning and practice at the earliest stage and not perceived to be an area which can be incorporated if needed. This approach will support timely and cost-effective planning which focus on the national agenda and aims.

Activity 5

1. Reflective questions for professional dialogue with colleagues

The following questions can be used when engaging in professional dialogue during professional learning opportunities and discussions with colleagues. The outcomes from these discussions can support planning for professional learning opportunities and improvement plans.

You can collate the responses in your reflective log. Click to 'download a discussion sheet if required.

  • How well does inclusive education ensure improved outcomes for children and young people with dyslexia?
  • How effectively does the provision of education support and secure improved achievement and attainment for children and young people with dyslexia and with literacy difficulties?

2. Reflections on your practice

In your reflective log consider how you have supported a learner with dyslexia to raise their attainment

  • What have I done?
  • How do I know attainment was improved?
  • What made the difference?
  • How can I build on this learning to support more learners?

1.1.4 Improving inclusive practice will support schools and local authorities to meet key national priorities

1.2 What is Dyslexia?