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(New Zealand) More and more children across the country need "targeted care" in school

Nov 5, 2018, Brinkwire: ‘What we need is people that are very highly specialised’ https://en.brinkwire.com/news/what-we-need-is-people-that-are-very-highly-specialised/ The government’s plan to bring in 600 new support staff for special education is much needed for a sector “in real strife”, an educator says. Yesterday Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pledged $17 million new staff to work with children with special learning needs from 2020. … Mark Potter, the principal of Berhampore school in Wellington, is experienced in teaching children with diverse needs. The school attracts differently abled children from across the city. Now 15 percent of its students need specialised education. But with more children needing targeted care across the country and fewer teachers to do it, the pressure was building. … The government plans to add more support co-ordinators into schools – they are responsible for getting children the right assistance and resources. … “What we need is people that are very highly specialised and skilled.”…