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SEND waiting list backlogs at risk of being ‘normalised’

Areas where pupils reach 'crisis point before their needs are met' escape government intervention

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Minister: Labour private schools VAT plan could push up EHCP rates

Labour refused to confirm details of its EHCPs exemption, despite multiple requests for clarification

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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SEND reforms a decade on: How it went wrong, and how to fix it

Schools Week speaks to experts and key decision-makers as system faces crisis 10 years after the children and families...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND

SEND: Some schools ‘resist’ admitting children with EHCPs – adjudicator

'Small number' of councils tell admissions watchdog of an 'increase in reluctance of schools' to be named in support...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND

Revealed: The trusts to run 30 new special free schools

However three other promised schools are yet to have a trust appointed after none was found

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Pushy parents ‘not to blame’ as schools lead surge in bids for EHCPs

Councils told to explain why families' ECHP requests are 'disproportionately' snubbed as applications rocket

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Ministers withhold £18m from five ‘safety valve’ councils

LAs' SEND bailout agreements 'subject to review', as more councils agree deals totalling £230m

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND

Two-thirds of special schools full or over capacity, new data shows

New data published after Schools Week investigations into bursting special school classrooms

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Samantha Booth
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Ministers reject council’s 15-year safety valve plan

Council chief said they 'acted with integrity' over controversial SEND deal

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth