News

Special needs funding plan shown to be ‘unreliable’

The government’s proposed new way of funding early education for children with special educational needs will fail to distribute...

Ann McGauran
Ann McGauran
Exam results, News

Exams deregulation good news for SEND pupils

Proposals by Ofqual to deregulate entry-level qualifications have been welcomed as an opportunity for exam boards to be “innovative”...

John Dickens
John Dickens
Opinion

Where are we now with special needs?

Schools in England are half way through the implementation of the biggest special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

SEND reforms: Past, Present and Future

The Children and Families Act came into effect in September 2014, with a revised special educational needs and disability...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
Opinion

SEND: Thinking the unthinkable

Poor choices for parents and pupils; funding cuts; academisation; dwindling local authority budgets: dark clouds are hanging over SEND...

Barney Angliss
Barney Angliss
News

Special schools are being ‘left out’ by academy system

Special schools are at risk of being “lost” as the government moves towards an all-academy system, a special educational...

Billy Camden
Billy Camden
Opinion

Why the culture around SEND needs to change

Law firm Baker Small was criticised in many media this week for boasting about defeating parents of children with...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
News

Schools not getting enough funding to support SEND pupils, 8 in 10 heads say

Schools are not getting enough funding to provide for pupils with special educational needs (SEND), according to more than...

Nick Linford
Nick Linford
Opinion

Why some children with language needs are being missed

What have you been working on? A study on language impairment at school entry age, and how we can...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter