Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Learning Environments

 Positive Learning Enviornment

All learning environments should have a positive influence on children 

and young people. This can be achieved by promoting inclusion and 

equality and through approaches to developing positive relationships 

and behavior.

Inclusion and equality

Inclusion is about all learners and about taking action to remove barriers to participation and learning. Inclusion also involves eliminating discrimination and promoting equality.

Barriers to participation and learning for individuals and groups usually involve multiple interacting factors, rather than just one. A holistic approach is always necessary. See how practitioners can take action to remove the barriers to participation and learning, eliminate discrimination and promote equality.

Refugees and asylum seekers

Learn about providing support to vulnerable children who are refugees or asylum seekers.

Service families 

Considering needs of learners; who face inadequacy in guidance and information, belonging to service families.

Young careers 

See what can be done to support young people who have an additional responsibility of care.

Disability equality 

Get help to support learners with accessibility requirements.

Race equality 

Get support in dealing with and preventing racial incidents.

Travelling communities 

Find information about travelling communities and resources to support the development of educational inclusion.

Challenging sectarianism 

Find out about sectarianism in Scotland and learn why we should challenge it.

Religion or belief 

Discover resources for the promotion of religious equality in schools and society.

Positive relationships and behavior

Discover the current approaches and get support for developing good relationships and positive behavior.


Discover the current positive behavior approaches being used

      Discover how to manage low-level classroom disruption using this peer support approach.

      Nurture groups offset negative environmental factors for young children who find it hard to fit in at the early stages.

      Information, case studies, publications and resources to help staff understand and apply restorative approaches in their schools.

      A theoretical framework to sharpen thinking on learner motivation.

      The principles and structure behind flexible, co-operative and consistent solution finding applied to education.

      Being Cool in School is a program for developing emotional literacy and teaching pro-social behavior in young people.

      Better relationships, better learning, better behaviour

      Actions to improve behavior in schools:

      • Further detailed advice on the safe and responsible use of mobile phones to be provided to schools later this year
      • Increase access to training and support for school support staff
      • Increase engagement with parents to ensure a consistent approach to behaviour both at home and at school
      • Further embed the positive approaches to relationships and behaviour in schools that have proven successful in recent years
      • Every school will develop a statement on culture, ethos and values to be in the School Handbook

      Ref: http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/supportinglearners/positivelearningenvironments/positivebehaviour/index.asp


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