4 Supporting learners

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Figure 17 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 Using the CIRCLE Participation Scale (CPS) [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] in which a learning support teacher gives an example of using the CIRCLE Participation Scale (CPS) to support individual learners (film duration 2:33 minutes).

4.1 Identifying strengths and support needs