Pupils with learning disabilities excluded from classes, sports and school trips, report claims – Herald Scotland


PUPILS with learning disabilities in mainstream schools are routinely barred from school trips and sport or informally sent home in exclusions that are never officially recorded, according to a report.

A survey of parents, pupils and education staff has revealed the alarming statistics which raises grave questions about the efficacy of national policies to include pupils with disabilities in mainstream classes.

By excluding pupils councils are in breach of the 2010 Equality Act, according to Enable Scotland – a charity that supports people with learning disabilities and family carers.

Read more: Enable Scotland says flagship policy to educate pupils with learning disabilities in mainstream schools is ‘not working’

Scottish Government Guidance says every exclusion from school must be recorded. But Enable says the informal exclusion of learning disabled pupils is…


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