And now for the good news

23rd June 2006 at 01:00
The Additional Support for Learning Act 2004 was "very helpful" for able pupils because it now enshrined their needs in law, Margaret Sutherland told the SNAP conference.

And A Curriculum for Excellence offered a wonderful opportunity for more able pupils, she added, although many teachers continued to take the "Aye well, we'll see" attitude.

Education thinking in Scotland, she suggested, was moving towards a "constructivist" paradigm where children's voices were more at the centre of things.

"We are getting into the debate where excellence is not elitism and we are challenging stereotypical views of intelligence and ability," Mrs Sutherland said.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now