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Education Support for Disability Students AB24

Location: UK » Scotland » AB

In order to save money, Aberdeen City Council is proposing drastic cuts to education services for children across the city and those with Additional Support Needs (ASN). Specifically, they are proposing to cut Pupil Support Assistants (PSA’s) by 50% or possibly even 100% in all primary and secondary schools, and raise class sizes in ASN bases from 7 to 10 pupils.

These PSAs are already overworked and provide essential care and educational roles for students with disabilities across the city of Aberdeen. If this cut passes it will have enormous effects on the quality of education and care provided for children with ASN.

The last time they cut PSA’s was in February 2009, and they promised an impact analysis of that action but have consistently refused to release it to the public.

This is a recently breaking story for NorthEast Scotland, and will be voted on next week. Please lend support now.

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