The Executive insists, however, that cash is on its way. Last September's spending review increased the sums for inclusion and to comply with the new disability legislation to pound;19 million more in 2004-05 and pound;21 million in 2005-06. Another pound;8 million is committed to training.
A survey of 1,800 schools carried out last year by the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers found that support staff numbers had increased by just 14 per cent in 2001-02. This included administration and technician personnel.
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