Schools

Damning probe reveals full scale of failures at scandal special school

'Unclear' why Ofsted waited to inspect Harlow Academy after 20 reports of safeguarding failures, review found

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND

Soaring food costs leave special schools with hole in budgets

Unlike mainstream schools, schools for children with special needs do not receive specific funding for some free meals

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

‘Disturbing neglect’ as severely disabled children left to go hungry

Investigation reveals harrowing details of special school closed after damning Ofsted inspection

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

SEND robbery: Ministers promise vulnerable pupils WILL get cash boost

'New condition' on extra £400m high needs funding to ensure special schools get fair share, but further details not...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

School cuts campaign to focus on plight of special schools

Unions' website will refocus on the funding woes of special schools and post-16 institutions after claiming victory in the...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
Schools

Councils seize millions earmarked for special schools

Special schools are being starved of extra cash that instead is being passed on to their mainstream counterparts

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
SEND

DfE to collect special school capacity data after places crisis exposed

Ministers move to get a grip on special school places shortage after Schools Week investigation

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
Schools

‘Recovery premium’ rolled out for all special school and AP pupils

Catch-up cash will increase for mainstream secondaries, rising to £60k on average, but rates frozen for most primaries

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
Ofsted

Post-Covid Ofsted ratings lift in secondary schools

Leaders say secondaries could have benefited from having more time and capacity to develop their curriculum

James Carr
James Carr