Promoting Educational Achievement

4 hour course

The session is designed to assist carers to explore how they can offer active support to young people to enhance education and achievement. By the end of the session, participants will be able to:

  • Identify factors which may lead to underachievement in education
  • List education legislation with specific relevance to “looked after” young people
  • Name a range of learning difficulties and disabilities
  • Outline the Special Educational Needs Statementing process and their role within this
  • Debate the merits of both “inclusion into mainstream” and “specialist education provision”
  • Devise strategies to support education within the home and at school by informal and formal learning
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