What’s the best way to support ASN? Get rid of the teachers...


A Scottish council has unveiled grand plans to save a whopping £6 million over the next three years.

Highland Council currently faces a budget black hole of more than £60 million – but don’t worry, it thinks it’s found a magic solution. Hurrah, we hear you cry! What a relief for all who live within its boundaries.

But how is it going to achieve this massive saving? Well, it is turning to schools to lend a helping hand. Ah. Slight snag.

The council says it will “transform” the way children with additional support needs are supported in school by cutting the number of specialist teachers.

It ...

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