Orkney Islands Council
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Education is for All

Education is for All - Supporting Children's Learning Through Inclusive Practice

'Education is for All' is a handbook designed to help professional staff understand and incorporate inclusion, however, it is accessible to anyone who is interested in how Orkney Islands Council undertakes the policy of inclusion in its schools. Below are links to information taken from the 'Education is for All' handbook. 

Visions, Values and Definitions

  • Definition of Inclusion.
  • Additional Support Needs.
  • Additional Support.
  • Getting it Right.
  • Partnership with Parents and Young People.
  • Quality Assurance and Development Planning.

People and Teams

  • Sharing Information.
  • The Pupil Support Team.
  • Psychological Services.
  • Resourced School Provision - Glaitness and Kirkwall Grammar School.

The Process of Supporting Learning

  • The Process of Staged Intervention.
  • Requesting the Involvement of the Pupil Support Team.

Meeting Learning Needs

  • Individualised Educational Programmes.
  • Co-ordinated Support Plans.
  • Review Meetings.
  • High Cost Educational Care Packages.
  • Procedures when Children with Significant Additional Support Needs Move into Orkney.

Developing Inclusive Practice

  • Autistic Spectrum Disorder.
  • Behaviour Co-ordinators (BECO's) and Framework for Intervention.
  • Dyslexia Friendly Schools.
  • Solution Orientated Schools.
  • Physical Interventions.
  • Communication.

Resolving Disagreements

  • Resolving Disagreements.

If you would like further information, please contact:

Peter Diamond, Head of Schools

Education, Leisure and Housing

Orkney Islands Council

School Place



KW15 1NY

Enquire - the Scottish Advice Service for Additional Support for Learning

Operated by Children in Scotland, Enquire offers independent, confidential advice and information on additional support for learning through:

  • A telephone helpline - 08451232303.
  • An email enquiry service.
  • A online enquiry service.
  • Website available via the 'Related Sites' section of this page.

Enquire also provides a range of clear and easy-to-read guides and factsheets explaining everything from ‘additional support in the early years’ to ‘what planning should take place for moving on from school’.

Related Sites

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