Voices Forum Meeting: considering inequalities in education
About this event
Voices brings together the diverse knowledge, skills and experience of our members to seek solutions for the most pressing issues affecting children in Scotland today.
Combined with participation from children and young people, and outputs from our Children’s Sector Strategic and Policy Forum, it is a powerful collection of voices calling on decision-makers to improve children’s lives.
Our next meeting of the Voices Forum will focus on education and how current Scottish Government policy is supporting children and young people.
This meeting of the Voices Forum aims to bring our members together to learn, share examples of good practice, and work together to consider inequalities in education.
We want to work constructively with colleagues from across sectors to identify tangible actions that Children in Scotland can take forward with national decision makers alongside our membership. It’s also a chance to hear from representatives from the Scottish Government and other leaders in inclusive education policy development, and to ask them the questions you feel need to be addressed.
While we endeavour to offer a space for varied discussion on the theme, the structure of the event will mainly focus on:
- Pupil Equity Funding
- Support for pupils with additional support needs, and the presumption of mainstreaming.
These issues were raised by members at the January meeting of the Voices Forum, where we asked members what our policy priorities should be in 2019. Using the themes of our 25 Calls campaign as our focus, we identified a host of pressing issues which will be explored and pursued throughout the year. Click here to find out more about the focus of future Voices Forum meetings.
The Forum holds four events per year, complemented by opportunities for members to feed in their views and ideas remotely.
Every member of Children in Scotland is welcome to attend and contribute to Voices Forum meetings.