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Home education among pupils with EHC plans up by a quarter in one year

The number of children with education, health and care plans being educated at home has risen by almost a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Government rules out relaxing SEND support rules – for now

The government has tentatively ruled out relaxing SEND support requirements during the current lockdown, instead urging authorities to make...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Government faces legal challenge over emergency SEND powers

The government is facing a legal challenge after temporarily “relaxing” the duty of councils to provide support for SEND...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Coronavirus: Children’s minister claims relaxing SEND support rules ‘strikes right balance’

New emergency powers that “relax” requirements on councils to provide support for SEND pupils “strike the right balance in...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Features

Should you hand back an EHCP if you think the child no longer needs it?

Ed Vainker is the co-founder and executive principal of Reach Academy Feltham, the school featured in the documentary H...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Schools have ‘strong legal case to make councils fully fund SEND provision’

Schools are forking out millions of pounds for special educational needs provision even though there is often a strong...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
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Beware informal ‘learning plans’, SEND experts warn

Pupils with special educational needs are being issued with informal learning plans in place of official plans that come...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Opinion

Without more money, the EHCP dream will become a nightmare

How much does it cost to educate a child? Schools are allocated roughly £5,000 per pupil, depending on location....

Laura McInerney
LAURA MCINERNEY
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SEND experts demand review of high-needs funding rules

New funding rules will create a “perverse incentive” for schools to “over-identify” pupils as having special educational needs and...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker