Emma Seith

Why are ASN pupils not getting proper support?

Specialist teacher numbers are falling and schools are struggling, conference told

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Schools placing children they cannot cope with on part-time timetables; specialist teachers for children with additional support needs (ASN) not being replaced; education psychologist numbers hitting crisis point; the system for assessing pupils’ special needs being declared “no longer fit for purpose”; and councils avoiding creating legally binding plans that guarantee children with special needs the support they require. These were some of the litany of issues raised at an ASN conference in Edinburgh last week.

Here we take a closer look at the concerns voiced during the event, entitled ...

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