Parents, Teachers and Pupils called to take part in school support study

Additional Support Needs study to be undertaken over next nine months

ALL PEOPLE IN Moray with an interest in the how the future needs of pupils with additional support needs (ASN) are being invited to take part in a widespread series of discussions on the issue.

Moray Council say that the point has now been reached where a major review is being carried out over the next nine months – and that presents an opportunity for all parties to contribute to shaping future ASN provision in the region.

A long-term strategy will be drawn up for a strategy that is within existing budgets and reaching that will require consultation with any and all interested parties.

In a statement released yesterday, the local authority explained: “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.”

Anyone wishing to participate in group discussions are asked to email by Friday, June 24.  They should include their name, address, phone number, email address and, if a parent, the school their child attends.