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Attention all UCAS correspondents

 UCAS adviser portal launches Tuesday 19 March replacing Apply for advisers and Adviser Track for your 2020 cohort.  UCAS will email correspondents to confirm when it’s live and provide them with all the information needed to register, sign in, and start setting up their centre’s account details for the 2020 cycle. In the meantime here’s a reminder of what correspondents need to do, and how they can prepare


 Adviser Portal twilight live demo in Glasgow and Edinburgh (19 and 20 March respectively) – don’t miss the chance to get a live demo and ask questions face-to-face. Book now to join us at your local regional twilight roadshow.


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On 12 December 2018 Scottish Government published its guidance document ‘Improving educational outcomes for children and young people from travelling cultures’, as a direct response to the very real concerns about the achievement of educational outcomes, and therefore life outcomes, by some Traveller children and young people. This guidance is designed to be a toolkit for schools, local authorities and a range of stakeholders such as health, social care and CLD, and indeed Traveller families themselves, to assist inclusive, flexible and meaningful learning pathways and experiences being adopted to support Traveller children, young people and their families.

 The draft document was developed by a Working Group chaired by a member of the Scottish Government’s Learning Directorate and was then revised to take account of stakeholder consultation. The final guidance provides contextual information, data, examples of good practice, advice and support, quotes, links to HGIOS4, reflective/challenge questions, and numerous signposts to policy and legislation. Elements of it can also be used to support learners who have experienced interrupted learning for a range of reasons e.g. Syrian refugees.

 You can access the document using the following link