Teaching support service in Renfrewshire is axed


The Herald reports that a teaching support service which helps some of the most needy youngsters has been axed.  The team of 35 teachers forms part of the Renfrewshire Specialist Peripatetic Service which provides teaching support to children with a wide range of support needs – including dyslexia numeracy and writing – in schools at all levels.  There is concern that the demise of the service is connected to a £4.5m education budget cut which is hitting all primary, special and secondary schools in the local authority.