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What’s wrong with the idea of mainstreaming?

Lack of specialist staff and resources highlighted in government consultation

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Over three days last week, the long-awaited Education Bill was shelved, a new HE and FE minister was announced in a cabinet reshuffle – and that same minister was then told to step away from the job a day later. Amid all the brouhaha, a report on mainstreaming in education was published quietly. We look at why teachers should seek it out.

What exactly is the report about?

Draft guidance on the presumption of mainstreaming in Scottish education was published in November. The latest report analyses 362 consultation responses, largely from teachers, charities and education bodies. Many looked ...

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