Pupils with Additional Support Needs: local authority variation and impact of social background

Policy product type
Specially commissioned briefing for LGiU Scotland
Published date
August 8, 2016
Author
Dr Elisabet Weedon and Professor Sheila Riddell, Centre for Research in Education Inclusion and Diversity, University of Edinburgh
Categories
People, Services

Since the implementation of the Additional Support for Learning legislation, the proportion of pupils identified as having ASN has increased. There is also considerable variation between local authorities in the proportion of pupils identified as having ASN. These changes are explored in this briefing using data from the 2015 Pupil Census published by Scottish Government.

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