Additional Support for Learning (Presumption of Mainstreaming)

Part of Portfolio Question Time – in the Scottish Parliament at 2:00 pm on 6 June 2024.

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Photo of Jenny Gilruth Jenny Gilruth Scottish National Party 2:00, 6 June 2024

I welcome the Education, Children and Young People Committee’s report on additional support for learning, and I am grateful to everyone who contributed to the committee’s inquiry and gave evidence to inform that important work.

Education authorities have a key role in delivering provision for additional support needs, and it is therefore important that we engage fully with our key partners who work with us to deliver education before responding.

I made a commitment to the committee to pause our work on a progress report and an updated ASL action plan while we consider the recommendations from the committee’s inquiry. I will provide a formal response to the committee by 10 July, at its request, and I will then publish an updated action plan in the autumn of this year.