he Scottish Children’s Services Coalition calls for greater resourcing to support children and young people with additional support needs as new figures reveal that spend per ASN pupil has slumped dramatically.
Writing in TESS, Stuart Jacob from coalition member, Falkland House School, responds to the Scottish Government's review on the presumption of mainstreaming. If it is to achieve what it was intended to do greater resourcing is required.
The Scottish Children's Services Coalition calls on the Scottish Government to urgently review how local authorities are supporting children and young people with complex and high level needs.
Writing in The Scotsman, Jackie Blair, Director of Education at coalition member, Spark of Genius, highlights that while mainstreaming of those children and young people with additional support needs is the ideal, greater resourcing is required to give adequate support.
Writing in The Scotsman, Chris Green, headteacher at Spark of Genius' Harbour Point School, a coalition member, highlights the need for greater support for those with additional support needs if they are to realise their full potential.
We call on the Scottish Government to urgently review how local authorities are supporting children and young people with complex and high level needs.
We call for additional resourcing for those requiring additional support as new figures show an escalating number of children with additional support needs while specialist teacher numbers slump.
Our letter to the media highlighting the need for greater support after a recorded increase in the proportion of school leavers with ASN not in 'positive destinations'.
We call for incoming council administrations and the Scottish Government to act urgently and increase funding as new figures highlight an 11% cut in additional support for learning spend per pupil since 2012/13.
The number of pupils identified with autism, dyslexia and other conditions has increased dramatically, reinforcing call for greater support