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
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Sector ‘in limbo’ as third SEND review deadline passes

The government has failed to meet its third deadline to publish the long-delayed SEND review, leaving the sector “in...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Exams 2021: 300,000 students could face ‘unfair’ grading, warn disability groups

Hundreds of thousands of pupils could face “unfair” exams grading this summer if their accessibility needs are not properly...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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SEND heroes recognised in 2021 New Year’s honours

Professionals who go above and beyond the call of duty to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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SEND pupils told schools ‘can’t accommodate them’, claims Spielman

Schools have been telling parents they can’t accommodate pupils with special educational needs and disabilities during the coronavirus pandemic,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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SEND rules back to normal from September (but prepare for local relaxations)

The government will end nationwide relaxations over providing support for SEND pupils for September – but it will still...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE reports 10% rise in number of EHC plans

The number of pupils with education, health and care plans increased by 10 per cent in the past year,...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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DfE’s SEND review must address ‘significant failings’, says Public Accounts Committee

The government’s review of provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities must result in “concrete action” to...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Public accounts committee SEND inquiry report: Six things the DfE should do

The parliamentary public accounts committee has published a damning report on the support for children with special educational needs...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker