I hear the point that Mr Gray is making, but he will have heard the Deputy First Minister highlight the significant improvement that there has been in outcomes for children with additional support needs. How does he reconcile his characterisation of those pupils as being failed with the clear improvement that there has been in outcomes for the children whom he is describing?
I was grateful when Michelle Ballantyne ran out of things to say, because I have a lot to get through. Alas, it was not to be.
It is okay—I shall crack on anyway. Michelle Ballantyne spoke about the point raised by the cabinet secretary, which I reiterated in an intervention on Mr Gray, about the increase in positive outcomes. She said that it could be explained by the fact that the number of children with additional support needs has increased. However, we are talking about percentages. It is true that the...
Scottish National Party MSP for Aberdeen Donside
Entered the Scottish Parliament on 6 May 2011 — Election
Also represented North East Scotland
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