Created on: 10 Mar 2022
The pandemic has increased the already high level of demand for additional support needs provision, and an increasing complexity and range of additional support needs; ASN establishments often the front-line in terms of supporting students.
Proper resourcing to fill the gap between the promise of ASL legislation and the reality of ASN provision
Increased specialist staffing in both ASN settings and mainstream, and appropriate professional learning opportunities for all teachers to better meet the needs of pupils with additional support needs
Urgent enhancement of specialist support for the rising numbers of children and young people who are struggling with their mental health
Coherent adoption of Trauma Informed Practice in terms of policy, professional learning, and increased staffing to support it.