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Home education among pupils with EHC plans up by a quarter in one year

The number of children with education, health and care plans being educated at home has risen by almost a...

Freddie Whittaker
Freddie Whittaker
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Special school ‘ineffective’ during pandemic, says Ofsted

A special school judged to be ineffective in providing education during the pandemic has been criticised by Ofsted for...

James Carr
James Carr
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Covid-19 vaccine denied for special school staff – and then reinstated

A clinical commissioning group has apologised for the confusion it created after cancelling Covid-19 vaccine appointments for special school...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Councils seize initiative to give Covid-19 vaccine to special school staff

Thousands of special school staff are being offered the Covid-19 vaccine as councils include them in the priority roll-out...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Government rules out relaxing SEND support rules – for now

The government has tentatively ruled out relaxing SEND support requirements during the current lockdown, instead urging authorities to make...

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Special school staff ‘should get vaccine priority’

Public health experts have backed calls for the government to consider vaccinating special school staff in the first priority...

Jess Staufenberg
Jess Staufenberg
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Ministers asked to ‘guarantee’ SEND rules won’t be relaxed again

Ministers have been asked to “guarantee” laws won’t be relaxed again that “downgrade” support for SEND pupils, as special...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Special schools demand clarity on vulnerability criteria amid closure warning

Special schools could be at risk of closing completely if government guidance on vulnerable children is not updated urgently,...

Schools Week Reporter
Schools Week Reporter
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Head’s ‘fury’ as vulnerable kids miss out due to PPE issues

A headteacher is “furious” after having to tell parents of pupils with complex medical needs that they must stay...

Nicky Phillips
Nicky Phillips