The East Lothian MOVE programme got an excellent write-up in the latest edition of TESS (page 14 of the Feb 8th issue). This followed on from a very successful publicity and celebration event last September which was attended, and enjoyed, by staff pupils and parents from East and Mid Lothian.
MOVE is an actvity based programme which helps young people with disabilities develop the skills of sitting standing and walking so that they can become more independent. The TESS article focuses on one pupil in one school but acknowledges that MOVE is in place in other schools and that a number of staff are involved. The success of the programme in this authority is down to the hard work and dedication of all the staff, parents and pupils who have been involved. We are one of the few authorities in the UK who are using MOVE (but the number is growing) and it is great to see the efforts of everyone involved being recognised and acknowledged.
The MOVE programme is another area where East Lothian is in the forefront of developing innovative, inclusive practice which supports young people to develop their potential.
If you are interested in finding out more about MOVE go to www.move-europe.org.uk . If you want to be involved in developing the skills to work with pupils on the MOVE programme we will be organising training events later this year. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information about the training or MOVE in general.
Inclusion and Equality Officer