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‘Pressure’ to classify students as having special needs

Hundreds of schools may face the loss of special needs assistants after a government report found that the scheme is being hugely overused and that costs have exploded by almost 1000 per cent in the past decade.

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Hundreds of schools may face the loss of special needs assistants after a government report found that the scheme is being hugely overused and that costs have exploded by almost 1000 per cent in the past decade.

The assistants offer support and assistance in the classroom to students with special needs, usually on a one-to-one basis.

However, the report - which has been seen by The Sunday Business Post - finds that ‘‘the role of the...

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