Six points for action

30th May 2003 at 01:00
David Henderson reports on the implications for mainstreaming of the findings by HMI and Audit Scotland

* Local authorities and NHS bodies to work together.

* Councils to ensure that new or refurbished schools meet needs of pupils with SEN.

* Senior teaching staff to have enough time and resources to support pupils with SEN.

* Teachers and auxiliaries to be better trained.

* NHS to review services to meet increased demand for therapy, child and adolescent mental health, and school nursing services.

* Ministers and councils to rethink how they reflect the achievements of pupils with SEN in published attainment information.

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