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Riddell's presentation on disability to the 50 Years of Sociology at Glasgow seminar (10-11 Sep 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell is invited to speak at the seminar "50 Years of Sociology at Glasgow" organised by the Department of Sociology at the University of Glasgow on the 10-11th September 2019.

Riddell comments on the struggle of grant-aided special schools to fill their places (22 Jul 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell was interviewed by Emma Seith from Tes Scotland about the struggle of some grant-aided special schools to fill their places in face of declining rolls in recent years.

Riddell's presentation on social justice and widening access in Scottish HE at the SRHE seminar (8 Jul 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell is invited to speak at the seminar "Higher Education in Colleges: International Perspectives on Opportunities and Challenges" organised by the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) on the 8th July 2019.

Project film 'The Rights of Children with Additional Support Needs: From Paper to Practice' released

The project film "The Rights of Children with Additional Support Needs: From Paper to Practice" of our ESRC-funded project "Autonomy, Rights and Children with Special Needs: A New Paradigm?" is now released.

Riddell's presentation on disability, gender and social class at the Interdisciplinary International Symposium (28 Jun 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell is invited to speak at the Interdisciplinary International Symposium "Disability Studies and Participation in Higher Education" at the University of Innsbruck, Austria between 27th and 29th June 2019.

Riddell interviewed by Education Law Consultant on declining CSPs (25 Apr 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell was interviewed by The Education Law Consultant to express her views on a decline of (co-ordinated support plan) CSPs in the latest issue of their newsletter "The Additional Support Needs Update" (Issue 4, Spring 2019).

Evidence on ASN by Riddell to Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee (27 Feb 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell provided evidence to the Scottish Parliament Education and Skills Committee during its work on ASN in 2017.

Two presentations by Professor Riddell in Spain (19 and 21 Feb 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell gave two presentations in Spain. One was on children with Additional Support Needs in Scotland and another was about designing and selecting qualitative samples.

Riddell suggests ways to tackle declining CSPs (10 Feb 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell was interviewed by The Herald Scotland on a growing concern over a steady decline of (co-ordinated support plan) CSPs since the Additional Support for Learning Act was introduced in 2004.

Op-ed piece by Professor Riddell in The Herald on ASN support (15 Jan 2019)

Professor Sheila Riddell was invited to write an op-ed piece on ASn support for The Herald on the 15th January 2019.

Riddell's presentation on LLL and adults with disabilities at NCSE Research Conference (20 Nov 2018)

Professor Sheila Riddell is invited to speak at the National Council for Special Education (NCSE) Research Conference 2018. Her presentation is entitled "Lifelong Learning and Transitions for Adults with Disabilities".

Riddell's presentation on ASN provision in education (31 Oct 2018)

Professor Sheila Riddell gave a presentation on the rights of children with ASN and, drawing on recent research, to identify challenges in their implementation to a seminar "ASN Provision in Education: Meeting the Needs of Young People". This seminar was organised by the Holyrood Magazine at COSLA in Edinburgh on the 31st October 2018.

Latest title on higher education funding and access (16 May 2018)

Our latest title "Higher Education Funding and Access in International Perspective", edited by Sheila Riddell, Sarah Minty, Elisabet Weedon and Susan Whittaker, will be published tomorrow.

Riddell comments on difference in the proportion of pupils with CSP across authority areas (7 May 2018)

Riddell was interviewed by Andrew Denholm from The Herald in response to figures that indicate a significant difference in the proportion of pupils with complex difficulties being given a coordinated support plan (CSP) across authority areas.

Riddell comments on 'inadequate' provision in mainstream schools (24 Apr 2018)

In an interview by TES, Riddell commented that the sharp increase in cases in Scotland special needs tribunal could be attributed to the 'inadequate' provision in mainstream schools.

Riddell's presentation on ASL provision to Scotland Policy Conferences (24 Apr 2018)

Professor Sheila Riddell gave a keynote presentation entitled "Key issues for Additional Support for Learning (ASL) provision in Scotland" to the Scotland Policy Conferences seminar "Next steps for Additional Support for Learning provision: Access, funding and improving outcomes" at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on the 24th April 2018.