Clear Criteria for Accessing and Leaving Services within the ALN and Inclusion are promotes consistency across schools in the mater of requirements and expectations. Specific Criteria exist within each area of need. When a pupil experiences difficulties across more than one area, reference must be made to the Criteria in those areas, but with a decision regarding the child/young person’s recognition of what the main difficulty is at any one time.
The Criteria are a resource to:
- Consider whether a pupil needs to be included on the School’s ALN and Inclusion list for School Action. School Action means that the school plans and meets the child/young person’s ALN and Inclusion by use of the delegated ALN and Inclusion provision.
- Consider whether a pupil needs to be moved to School Action Plus. School Action Plus means that a school receives advisory or direct input from ALN and Inclusion Services to plan and meets the child/young person’s ALN and Inclusion in addition to their delegated ALN and Inclusion provision.
- Consider at the ALN and Inclusion Area Forums (continuing on School Action Plus) whether a pupil or Group of pupils fall within the Criteria for specific input by ALN and Inclusion Services.
- Consider at the Moderation Panel whether a pupil falls within the Criteria for high level provision through a Statement or Individual Development Plan with individual Provision.