Voice Scotland welcomes additional support needs staff

Announcement by Deputy First Minister of plans to recruit extra pupil support assistants

Voice Scotland has welcomed the announcement by the Deputy First Minister of plans to recruit approximately 1,000 extra pupil support assistants.

Senior Professional Officer Dougie Atkinson said:

“We have regularly raised our concerns about the collapse in support staff numbers with Mr Swinney and in the media.

“We are therefore pleased by news of this announcement. We will need to study the details, but it is a welcome start in turning the tide of declining staff numbers.

“Pupil support assistants provide invaluable support to children with additional support needs.”

Further information:

Scottish Government news: "Additional support for learners"

Voice Scotland: Funding gap in Scottish schools

Voice Scotland: Collapse in school support staff numbers

 

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