Title National special schools battle to fill places Degree of recognition National Media name/outlet Tes Scotland Media type Web Country/Territory United Kingdom Date 22/07/19 Description Professor Sheila Riddell was interviewed by Emma Seith from Tes Scotland about the struggle of some grant-aided special schools to fill their places in face of declining rolls in recent years.
Riddell criticised that, despite of the recommendation of the Doran review to plan and commission national services strategically, there was no particualar logic as to which schools have the grant-aided status at the moment. She suggested that there could be 'fairer ways' of distributing the budget they received each year. When asked about why all the grant-aided special schools were located in the central belt, Riddell noted that local authorities wanted to avoid as far as possible putting children into residential placements because of the potential for things to go wrong as demonstrated by the review of historical child abuse that's going on at the moment.
Producer/Author Emma Seith Persons Sheila Riddell
|Title||Transforming children’s rights?|
|Location||LG34, Paterson's Land, Moray House School of Education & Sports, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom|
|Period||1 May 2019 → 1 May 2019|
- Additional support needs
- Doran review