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 Pam Duncan-Glancy Pam Duncan-Glancy Labour 2:00, 6 June 2024

This morning, I visited CALL Scotland at the University of Edinburgh and had the opportunity to see the fantastic work that it does. A particular concern that it shared was the fact that none of the 76 actions in the ASL action plan is on inclusive digital learning, and it mentions assistive technology only once. The Doran review made recommendations on that 12 years ago. I understand that the Government is focused on the Morgan review, but it would be a lost opportunity if the Doran review were shelved. What is the cabinet secretary doing to ensure that inclusive digital learning can happen in every school where it is needed? What reassurance can she give to CALL Scotland that inclusive digital learning will remain a key part of her response to the intolerable circumstances that pupils with additional support needs face?