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Policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS)2014

During 2014 the Minister of Basic Education published the draft Policy on Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS) for public comment. NAPTOSA commented in depth on the draft as we were (and still are) concerned about many aspects of the SIAS policy.

On 19 December 2014 the Minister approved the SIAS Policy (Government Gazette No 38356).

The SIAS policy is applicable to all ordinary schools, as well as full service and special schools. The purpose of the policy is, inter alia, “to provide a policy framework for the standardisation of the procedures to identify, assess and provide programmes for all learners who require additional support to enhance their participation and inclusion in school.”

pdf Download SIAS Final 19 December 2014 (475 KB)