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

Pam Duncan-Glancy has raised a really important matter in relation to the role that digital technology can play, particularly in supporting those with additional support needs in our schools. I am more than happy to write to her on the specific point that she has made.

It is important that the Government listens to the findings of the committee’s inquiry. We had hoped to publish the ASL action plan in advance of the committee’s report, but I paused that so that I could listen to the committee’s challenge on that. It is important that we do that.

I will write to Pam Duncan-Glancy in more detail about digital learning. She is correct to say that the ASL action plan is predicated on the Morgan review, which was published more recently, in 2020. However, it is important that we do not lose the learning from the Doran report.