Monday, 19 April 2010

STUC: Councils must deliver on additional support needs for children

The STUC urged all local authorities to make sure that children with additional support needs continue to get thre services they are entitled to in law to support them to achieve their potential.

Supporting a motion from the Educational Institute of Scotland, UNISON's Sam McCartney stressed the key role of UNISON members like classroom assistants andsupport for learning auxiliaries in providing support to ensure children can access all parts of the school curriculum.
"Sadly these can be the very posts most vulnerable to cutbacks with the resulting impact on the education of our most vulnerable children. This must not be allowed to happen.", said Sam.

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