SEND

SEND review has ‘taken too long’, and comms ‘regrettable’ – minister

Will Quince tells MPs DfE 'could have done better' in its engagement with stakeholders

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
SEND

SEND review ‘steering group’ appointed to push through reforms

Children's minister defends delays to landmark review and warns Covid has 'intensified' issues

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Spending review 2021

Spending review: What schools can expect as pay freeze lifted

School leaders welcome end of pay freeze and new SEND funding, but fear no extra cash for wage rises...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
SEND

Hanging by a thread: How the system is failing SEND children

Shocking reports detail how vulnerable children and their families are left to fall into crisis

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

DfE commissioner to take over ‘failing’ Birmingham SEND provision

Intervention is first of its kind by the government

James Carr
James Carr
News

Treasury marks DfE’s 11,500-word homework laying out its vision

The Department for Education has published an 11,590-word “outcome delivery plan,” detailing the wide-ranging goals and performance metrics it...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted, SEND

Ofsted plans expansion of area SEND inspections to include all pupils in AP

Ofsted plans to “broaden the scope” of its area SEND inspections to look at support for all pupils in...

James Carr
James Carr
News

Admissions shake-up in September to end struggle for in-year school places

The Department for Education has confirmed a shake-up of in-year admissions to stop schools turning away “challenging” pupils will...

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
News

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