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Coronavirus: Legal challenges ‘certain’ over SEND rule changes

New emergency powers that “relax” requirements on councils to provide support for SEND pupils will “most certainly” lead to...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Coronavirus: Children’s minister claims relaxing SEND support rules ‘strikes right balance’

New emergency powers that “relax” requirements on councils to provide support for SEND pupils “strike the right balance in...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Ministers reject nine in 10 council bids to prop up high needs budget

Councils have warned of soaring deficits and diminishing support for vulnerable pupils after ministers rejected nine in 10 bids...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Trial to investigate if ‘activity passport’ boosts attainment

More than 100 primary schools are wanted to take part in a new trial to find out if enrichment...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
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Ofsted accused of legal breach over lack of SEND consultations

Ofsted is facing accusations it breached equality laws after failing to consult any special needs organisations on its new...

Pippa Allen-Kinross
Pippa Allen-Kinross
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‘Shocking failure of SEND system’ highlighted in damning NAO report

The government’s own auditor has revealed that insufficient funding and severely stretched council budgets have left pupils with special...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
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SEND review launched to tackle ‘postcode lottery’ of support

The Department for Education has today launched a review into tackling the “postcode lottery” of support services available for children...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
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SENCos won’t have to prove pupils need exam reader help

Special educational needs coordinators requesting permission to use readers for pupils will no longer have to provide evidence the...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon
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Proportion of pupils with SEND continues to rise, and 4 more findings

Government statistics today have revealed the proportion of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities has risen for a...

Kathryn Snowdon
Kathryn Snowdon