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Schools struggle with rise in special provision requests

The Exams Officers’ Association (EOA) is pushing for a consultation with Ofqual to review exam access for students with...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
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RSC boards won’t guarantee SEND and post-16 inclusion, says DfE

Schools commissioners will not create additional spaces on their advisory boards for members from post-16 or special needs settings,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
News

Ofsted annual report: School ratings rise, but progress stalls for SEN pupils

The number of primary and secondary schools rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted has risen again this year...

John Dickens
John Dickens
News

Let’s have a PGCE Plus with a SEND pathway, delegates told

A PGCE top-up training course for SEND – similar to a Pass Plus driving course, but for teaching –...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Ofsted will give 5 days’ notice of SEND inspections

Schools involved in new inspections designed to uncover whether local special educational needs are being met will be given...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Councils cut support for SEND provision – while boosting reserves

Schools are struggling to fund their pupils with special needs while some local authorities are building up reserves rather...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
Features

Jarlath O’Brien, headteacher, Carwarden House community school

Ofsted is not something Jarlath O’Brien talks about to his staff, he tells me, as we sip tea in...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Greening’s first education questions: Green paper ‘will help’ SEN pupils, and four other things we learned

The government’s new(ish) education team faced its first proper grilling in Parliament this afternoon during the first education questions since...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Reforms blamed for ‘record backlog’ in special educational needs tribunals

The government is facing a huge “backlog” in special education tribunals after a sharp rise in appeals, which campaigners...

John Dickens
John Dickens