'Significant cuts' in education roles in Highlands proposed

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Highland Council has warned teachers of the potential for "significant reductions" in additional support needs staff and pupil support assistants.

The local authority said other cuts being considered would affect services such as behaviour support and English as an additional language.

The details are in a letter sent from the council to head teachers.

In a statement, Highland Council said a "wide range of proposals" were being considered to help it make savings.

The local authority's Independent-Lib Dem-Labour administration is having to tackle an estimated budget gap of £25.8m in the coming financial year due what it what it calls…