Introduction

1. The 2018 AGM passed the following resolution relating to the impact of having multiple children with additional support needs in mainstream classes:


“That this AGM instruct Council to investigate and report on the impact on teaching and learning when there are multiple children with additional support needs (ASN) in a mainstream classroom.


We further instruct Council to use these findings to lobby the Scottish Government and Local Authorities to increase the level of additional support in mainstream classrooms to improve the learning and teaching for all.”

2. This resolution echoed very similar concerns which had been expressed at previous recent AGMs. In 2016, the AGM called on Council “to investigate and report on the consequences of Presumption to Mainstreaming in all sectors in terms of funding, resources, workload and impact on staff health and wellbeing” and “to use the information to campaign for an increase in resources, including staffing, to support all children with additional support needs and the full implications of the ASL Act (as amended 2004).”

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