COSLA RESPONSE TO EIS WARNING ON MAINSTREAMING ON THE CHEAP

COSLA’s Education, Children, People Spokesperson Councillor Stephanie Primrose said: “COSLA believes that the principles of GIRFEC must be the basis of any decision of whether or not to place a pupil with Additional Support Needs in a mainstream school. ‘Mainstreaming’ does support wider integration for people who live in our communities, but each decision must be based on the needs of the individual pupil.

“Unfortunately, there are less ASN officers than ever before, due to a significant reduction in council budgets from the Scottish Government, as well as the need to focus on classroom teacher numbers rather than the whole workforce.”

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Wed, 28/12/2016 - 01:01