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Educational support and guidance


12.Educational support and guidance

Last update: 27 November 2023

Since 1991 policy has been geared to integrating children with special needs in mainstream primary schools, under the motto "Going to School Together" (WSNS). The aim of this policy is:

  • to enable pupils with special needs to attend mainstream primary schools;
  • to control costs by awarding a set budget to consortia of mainstream schools and special schools for primary education, from which the latter schools and special facilities at mainstream primary schools are funded;
  • to broaden and strengthen special needs facilities at primary schools so that more pupils with special needs can remain in mainstream education and all pupils receive the support they need, at the same time helping to eliminate waiting lists for admission to special schools for primary education.