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Scottish Conservatives call for review of additional needs in mainstream.

Scottish Conservatives call for review of additional needs in mainstream.

A policy presumption to place pupils with additional support needs in mainstream schools should be reformed, the Scottish Conservatives have said.

Since 2002, it has been a legal requirement in Scotland for pupils to be taught in a mainstream setting unless certain exemptions apply.

These are – it would not be suited to the ability or aptitude of the child, it would prevent “efficient education” for their classmates or it would require “unreasonable public expenditure”.

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