30 years ago
. . . the pupil in the department of remedial studies is more likely than his peers to receive an education which is appropriate to his personal needs. This, of course, in no way implies that the work of the rest of the school is inferior: it merely emphasises the original point - that a smaller number of pupils in smaller classes, coupled with a greater amount of contact, gives the children in question advantages which are not given to others . . .
At least one headmaster has already issued the caveat that unless care is taken in this matter the idea may get abroad that "if you're daft, you'll get a hurl on the barra".
On one occasion when I informed three boys that they would not be considered for an outing because of their troublesome behaviour, one of them replied in all sincerity: "But I thought these outings were for people like us."