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Pupils with learning disabilities not given enough support

Pupils with learning disabilities in Scotland are being short-changed by an educational system that fails to train staff to meet their needs, charity ENABLE Scotland has claimed. ENABLE Scotland’s report, ‘Teacher Education Campaign Report’ reveals that none of Scotland’s 32 local authorities provide mandatory training on learning disability and autism for teachers and support staff. Instead, they provide general training on additional supports needs and equalities but this is only mandatory in five local authority areas.  There are currently more than 11,500 young people with learning disabilities in mainstream schools in Scotland.  ENABLE Scotland’s research also shows that teacher training


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