Ministers also confirm which councils will pilot major SEND reforms under £70m 'change programme'
Board members tasked with holding government to account for 'timely development and improvement' of SEND system
Groups will trial new policies put forward in the SEND and alternative provision green paper
Children's minister was responding to criticism of SEND action plan that 'pushes tough decisions until after election'
'We have two more years of children being fed into this cycle with commensurate poor outcomes that has necessitated...
It means the major proposals to fix broken system might not be rolled out until 2026
Ministers faced questions from MPs in the House of Commons
All councils also face new guidance on making spending on pupils with special educational needs and disabilities 'sustainable'
Commissioner's damning report shows 'dire' state of SEND provision, but also points the finger at government