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Education (Scotland) Act 2016

Amendments of section 8A: assessments and examinations: further provision

81.Paragraph 7 of the schedule to the Act amends section 8A of the 2004 Act to allow a child aged 12 years or over, for whose school education an education authority is responsible, to request that the education authority arranges for the child to undergo a process of assessment or examination for the purpose of considering their additional support needs as long as the authority is satisfied the child has capacity to make the request.

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