• 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 extra help is needed, exam boards have announced. The Joint Council for Qualifications, which represents the four GCSE and A-level exam boards, has announced that from next year, SENCos will no longer have to complete a

    17.05 Aug. 5th, 2019 | News

  • Special Educational Needs: Five findings from the latest statistics

    This morning the government has published the latest statistics on pupils with special educational needs (SEN) and the provision they receive in schools. Schools Week rounded up the main findings.   1. More pupils with SEN The proportion of pupils with special educational needs has risen for the second consecutive year, after a period of

    10.28 Jul. 26th, 2018 | News

  • Schools have 'strong legal case to make councils fully fund SEND provision'

    Schools are forking out millions of pounds for special educational needs provision even though there is often a strong legal case for obliging their local authority to fully fund it. The majority of councils provide schools with up to £6,000 of funding for pupils who have a special education need. The cost of delivering all

    5.00 Jun. 23rd, 2018 | News

  • Thousands of children without EHCPs by government deadline

    Almost 4,000 children with now-defunct statements of special educational needs were still waiting to transfer to the new education, health and care plans (EHCPs) system after the April 1 deadline, the government has admitted. Data collected in early April but only released today shows that although 232,352 pupils, 98.4 per cent of those who previously had

    11.35 May. 10th, 2018 | News

  • Improve teacher education to help SEND pupils, research says

    Teacher education must “urgently” be upgraded to improve learning for pupils with special education needs and disabilities (SEND), new research from the University of Cambridge has found. The report, Inclusive quality education for children with disabilities, found teachers commonly admitted to a “lack of preparation” when it comes to dealing with the range of needs in

    18.31 Nov. 9th, 2017 | News