Fairview School, Perth & Kinross Council's school for children and young people with significant additional support needs (ASN), is celebrating a national awards win for its work to help pupils locally with ASN feel included, supported and celebrated.
The school has won in the Special School category of the Success Looks Different Awards 2023. The Awards were established by Children in Scotland in 2022 and are judged by the charity's Inclusion Ambassadors, a group of secondary school-aged pupils from around Scotland, who each have a range of additional support needs and attend a variety of school provisions.
In Perth and Kinross, a local Inclusion Ambassadors initiative is currently moving forward, with groups of children and young people with ASN from schools in Strathearn and Perth (including Fairview) coming together to share their experiences in school, discuss what works well and what would make things better, and put this information to the key decision-makers with Perth and Kinross Council.
Learning and Families Convener, Councillor John Rebbeck said: "My warmest congratulations go to Fairview School and to all our current Inclusion Ambassadors for their commitment to improving the school experience for children and young people with additional support needs and have their successes and achievements of all kinds recognised.
It is fantastic that the work already done locally in a short period of time has been acknowledged at a national level and I look forward to seeing the initiative developing further."
Executive Director of Education and Children's Services, Sheena Devlin commented: "Success for children and young people is reflected in their own individual interests, skills and talents, and Fairview is a great example of how those aspects can be drawn upon to celebrate their achievements, inspire them to be the best they can and gain the skills they will need in the future to live a happy and fulfilled life. This award is a credit to the whole school community."
For more information about the national Inclusion Ambassadors project and the Success Looks Different Awards, please see https://childreninscotland.org.uk/scottish-schools-recognised-for-work-to-support-pupil-inclusion/.