4 Supporting learners

Section overview

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Figure 16 CIRCLE inclusion factors
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In this section you will consider ways to identify the strengths and support needs of your learners. The CIRCLE Participation Scale will be introduced; this is a tool which has been designed to assess levels of learner participation in school life.

You will explore the following areas:

  • 4.1 Identifying strengths and support needs

  • 4.2 The CIRCLE Participation Scale.

Activity 11: The CIRCLE Framework in Practice

Watch this film [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] which introduces you to a Support for Learning teacher who gives an example of how to use the CIRCLE Framework (film duration 2:33 minutes)

4.1 Identifying strengths and support needs