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PE01409: Bridging the Training Gap - Training for education staff on learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders

Education

Petitioner: Linda Whitmore on behalf of ENABLE Scotland

Status:
Closed

Date Lodged: 11 November 2011

Calling on the Scottish Parliament to urge the Scottish Government to ensure that all teachers and support staff are fully trained to provide the right additional support for children and young people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in Scottish schools.

Petition History:

Summary:

13 December 2011: The Committee took evidence from Linda Whitmore, Development Officer, Children and Young People, Nigel Over, Trustee and Amanda Bradley, Member, ENABLE Scotland and agreed to write to the Scottish Government, Scottish Education Quality and Improvement Agency, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, Education Scotland, the Association of Headteachers and Deputes in Scotland, the Educational Institute of Scotland and local authorities. Link to Official Report 13 December 2011 (470KB pdf)

6 March 2012: The Committee agreed to refer the petition to the Education and Culture Committee, under Rule 15.6.2, for further consideration of the issues raised in the petition. Link to Official Report 6 March 2012 (285KB pdf)

17 April 2012: The Education and Culture Committee considered Petition PE1409 by Linda Whitmore, on behalf of ENABLE Scotland, on training for education staff on learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders. The Committee agreed to consider the issues raised in the petition as part of its one-off evidence session on Additional Support for Learning, to write to the General Teaching Council for Scotland and the Association of Headteachers and Deputies in Scotland and to highlight the petition to the Scottish Government's National Partnership Group. Link to Official Report 17 April 2012 (399KB pdf)

11 December 2012: The Education and Culture Committee considered a Petition by Linda Whitmore, on behalf of ENABLE Scotland, on training for education staff on learning disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders. The Committee agreed to close the petition and to write to the National Implementation Board and the General Teaching Council for Scotland about the issues it raised. Link to Official Report 11 December 2012 (295KB pdf)   

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