4. To ask the Scottish Government what support it provides for pupils with additional support needs. (S5O-03654)
This year, the Scottish Children’s Services Coalition highlighted a fall in the number of specialist teachers who support young people with additional support needs. A decline of something like 403 over the past six years takes the number of specialist teachers to a new low. I welcome funds being made available for pupil support assistants, but will the Deputy First Minister say how much...
I, too, support amendments 172 and 173, because section 58U of the bill will give effect to a members’ bill from stage 2 that was not scrutinised by the committee or Parliament at stage 1, which means that there might be unintended consequences, as has been illustrated by Pauline McNeill. Members have addressed the substance of section 58U, but I want to consider the process, because the...
Labour MSP for Dumbarton
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 1999 — Election
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