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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-20098: Iain Gray (East Lothian)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 21 November 2018

To ask the Scottish Government when it plans to publish its review into the presumption of mainstreaming in schools.

Answered by: John Swinney 4 December 2018

As set out in my letter of 30 October to the Education and Skills Committee, I have paused the publication of the revised presumption of mainstreaming guidance and research into the experiences of children receiving additional support for learning. I have taken this step to enable further reflection following the recent publication of the report Not Included, Not Engaged, Not Involved: A report on the experiences of autistic children missing school . As set out in my letter, I will write to the Committee in due course with plans for publication of the guidance and the research.