This section provides British Sign Language (BSL) translations for key information and advice to help parents support their children’s learning including: starting early learning and childcare, planning for transitions and reporting on progress.
Information and advice in British Sign Language
British Sign Language translations for key information and advice to help parents support their children’s learning.
Getting it right for every child
Getting it right for every child (known as GIRFEC) is the national approach intended to make sure that all the people who support your child work together seamlessly to give you and your child the right help at the right time.
Reporting on progress
The purpose of reporting is to support and improve learning.
Transitions are the moves children and young people make from home to an early learning and childcare (ELC) setting, from there to primary, from stage to stage, from primary to secondary, between schools and from secondary to further education, employment and beyond.
Engaging in education
Find guidance and support for BSL families to support children’s learning.
Health and Wellbeing
The purpose of health and wellbeing is to help every child and young person to feel cared for and valued as an individual.
British Sign Language Act and national/local plans
The Scottish Government’s British Sign Language (BSL) Act (2015) and National Plan has several long-term goals for BSL in Scotland which include early years and education. One of these goals is to help parents who use BSL to be fully involved in their child’s education.