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ASL schools' consultation response

Published on Thursday 22 September 2016

A consultation to relocate Kirkriggs Primary - a school for children with additional support needs - into vacant space in Toryglen Primary school and Linburn Academy into the empty Kirkriggs building was approved in September last year.

However, following extensive engagement with parents, staff and the local community in all areas, the initial recommendation has now been dismissed and new proposals agreed by councillors today, Thursday 22 September at the Executive Committee.


They include:
•    Kirkriggs Primary will remain in its existing building with a transition class established with discussions continuing to explore further inclusion opportunities, where appropriate with Toryglen Primary.
•    A small transition class has been established in Hampden Primary
•    Linburn Academy will remain in its existing building, with a smaller roll which will allow more effective use of the building for pupils and staff with discussions continuing to develop improved provision to meet the needs of children and young people with additional support needs in the south west of the city

As Bailie Liz Cameron, Executive Member for Children, Young People & Lifelong Learning explains: "This report is all about listening.  Listening to the views of people who would have been directly affected by any changes or recommendations.

"As in all school consultations, we have listened to the parents, staff and anyone involved with the recommendations and made changes to the original proposals.

"In this case, we also extended the public engagement in order to hear everyone's views and suggestions.

"I know that any suggested changes and proposals to relocate schools can cause alarm but it is all about the education benefit and meeting the needs of each individual child and young person.

"We will continue to work with parents, staff and stakeholders to develop improved, enhanced and appropriate provision for some of our most vulnerable children."

Committee report

You can read the full report here


Published on Thursday 22 September 2016

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