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Additional support needs strategy

Press release   •   May 25, 2016 08:23 BST

A very exciting point has been reached where a review will be carried out of how the needs of pupils with additional support needs (ASN) are met in schools in Moray.

The review will take place over the next nine months and will present an opportunity to contribute to shaping future provision in Moray.

It has been agreed that a long term strategy should be drawn up to improve ASN provision in Moray within existing budgets. This will involve consultation with any and all interested parties.

Following consultation, the responses will be collated, considered and an ASN strategy for Moray will be drafted. This will then be consulted on before the final version is publicised and acted on. Following this, working groups will be set up to take developments forward.

Pupils, parents, teachers, partners and any interested people will have the opportunity to have their views heard. Staff, pupil and partner views will be gathered through consultations arranged by schools. If there is sufficient interest from parents and partners, discussion groups will be organised where appropriate.

If you would like to participate in group discussion please e mail by Friday, June 24. Please include the following information - name, address, phone number, e mail address and, if you are a parent, the school your child attends.

Moray Council area stretches from Tomintoul in the south to the shores of the Moray Firth, from Keith in the east to Forres in the west. The council and its 4,500 employees respond to the needs of 92,500 residents in this beautiful part of Scotland, which nestles between Aberdeenshire and the Highlands.

Famous for its colony of dolphins, fabulous beaches and more malt whisky distilleries than any where else in Scotland, Moray is a thriving area and a great place to live.

Headquartered in  Elgin, the administrative capital of Moray.

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