Dalbeattie parents 'dread' return to school after changes to learning support hours

Parents are concerned but D&G council insist learning support hours will increase Credit: PA image

Parents from Dalbeattie have told ITV Border they are dreading their children returning to school because of cuts to learning support services.

Classroom assistants are being redeployed as a result of Dumfries and Galloway Council's review of the Supporting Learners service.

Theresa Burton's son has autism, and she says the support "needs to be in place" for parents such as herself:

In response, Dumfries and Galloway council says the number of learning support hours will actually increase: