Schools

Six in 10 councils face DfE intervention to cut SEND deficits

All councils also face new guidance on making spending on pupils with special educational needs and disabilities 'sustainable'

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
SEND

Birmingham SEND caseloads hit over 500 children per worker

Commissioner's damning report shows 'dire' state of SEND provision, but also points the finger at government

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
SEND

3-week SEND review extension after accessible versions finally published

Children's minister said a 'full, fair, open consultation is key to vision for more inclusivity'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND review

‘Tragically ironic’: Accessible SEND review still missing SIX weeks on

Vulnerable groups the green paper aims to support are ‘excluded’

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
SEND

SEND review consultation may be extended as accessible versions delayed

BSL and easy-read versions of the green paper were promised almost a month ago

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND

Director at criticised council wins DfE contract to help others improve

The DfE has appointed 13 SEND advisers on salaries of £90k to act as 'critical friends'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Features

Steve Crocker, president, Association of Directors of Children’s Services

It’s a baptism of fire for Steve Crocker, as he takes the reins at the Association of Directors of...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
SEND review

What the SEND review got right, could do better and the next steps

The green paper offers 'sorely needed solutions', but the education committee chair wants 'concrete action urgently'

John Dickens
Robert Halfon MP
SEND review

SEND review: New course to give SENCOs seat at top table

DfE says existing qualification has 'variability' and might not provide 'knowledge and skills' needed

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth