Schools should do their best to make sure all pupils can be involved in everything to do with their education. And all pupils have a right to the support they need to help them learn.
The Scottish Government has set out four key features of inclusion to explain what it means and what pupils can expect:
Schools should be a safe place for all pupils to feel able to attend in person. Some pupils who can’t attend school may learn in other ways, such as online.
Participation is about pupils being involved in the wider school community, as well as doing schoolwork and homework. This includes taking part in trips, events and other extra-curricular activities.
The law says that each pupil’s education should help them develop their personality, talents and mental and physical abilities to their fullest potential.
If a pupil needs extra help with their learning, for any reason, they have a right to receive the support they need to do their best at school.