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A week in primary: 9 December 2016

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Almost a quarter of teachers believe that placing children with additional support needs in mainstream schools is not working, a survey suggests. The poll, conducted by disability charity Enable Scotland, also found that 60 per cent of teachers thought the policy worked for some children but not all. Enable said that the report, which also surveyed families of children with ASN, demonstrates that large numbers of children are being excluded from an effective education.

The Scottish government is to introduce a bill to raise the age of criminal responsibility to 12. Children as young as 8 can ...

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