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ASN: Will new rights help pupils get proper support?

New powers for students must be backed up by extra resources, say teachers

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The Scottish government announced last week that teenagers in Scotland now have the right to ask for support and participate in meetings about additional support needs (ASN). Ministers claim that Scottish children now have the most rights in Europe when it comes to their entitlement to ask for support in school. But what do the changes really mean in a system where the majority of children with a learning disability report that they lack support in the classroom?

What are the changes?

Amendments to Scotland’s Additional Support for Learning Act 2004 came into force last week, extending rights ...

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