Tag: SEND

Experts
The answer to schools’ behaviour problems is not to create more unregulated provision – accountability is key, says Jackie Ward Behaviour tsar Tom Bennett has – after much...
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One in three schools is not offering pupils with special educational needs (SEND) work experience, sidelining “precisely” the young people who need the most employment help. New government...
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Influential literacy reports by leading think tanks and charities have ignored the thousands of children who will never catch up in reading and writing but who can still...
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Special needs funding is now being allocated as “a blunt instrument”, with cash handed out based on population growth, rather than more sophisticated measures, according to a major...
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It is in everyone’s interests to get SEND support right, says Claire Dorer. For many pupils that means a place in an independent special school It’s rare to...
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A lack of state-funded places is forcing councils to spend hundreds of millions of pounds to send pupils to independent special schools. Councils sent up to triple the...
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An autism diagnosis doesn’t mean other special needs are being missed – it’s just the first step in the process, says Malcolm Reeve. Between 2010 and 2016 the...
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Schools are struggling to support the rising numbers of pupils diagnosed with autism because the label means other learning needs can be “neglected”, parents and experts have told...
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More than half a billion pounds must be found by 2025 to top up an already unsustainable special needs budget and fund an “unprecedented” demand of pupils with...
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Schools are “struggling” to provide for autistic pupils following a 25 per cent increase in autism diagnoses in the past four years, according to government data and local...
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Autism-specific schools make up almost half of all special needs free schools. The “more complex” requirements of autistic pupils compared with other special needs have led to high...