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All heads should have a SENCo qualification, says minister

Will Quince also hints at possible row-back on controversial EHCP mandatory mediation proposal

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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The 5 proposals to overhaul SEND inspections

Ofsted and Care Quality Commission launch three-month consultation on inspecting SEND services

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Councils commit extra cash to keep special school trust afloat

The Queensmill Trust is fighting for its financial survival and to keep its flagship school after warning notice

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Birmingham SEND caseloads hit over 500 children per worker

Commissioner's damning report shows 'dire' state of SEND provision, but also points the finger at government

Tom Belger
Tom Belger
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Requests for EHCPs soar again, new data shows

Nearly 500,000 education, health and care plans now issued

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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3-week SEND review extension after accessible versions finally published

Children's minister said a 'full, fair, open consultation is key to vision for more inclusivity'

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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SEND review consultation may be extended as accessible versions delayed

BSL and easy-read versions of the green paper were promised almost a month ago

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth
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Pupils with special needs travel hundreds of miles to school

At least 3,000 children travel 20 miles or more away from home

Samantha Booth
Gareth Davies
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No place to go: Special schools’ capacity crisis revealed

Leaders convert staffrooms and therapy spaces amid surge in pupils with special needs

Samantha Booth
Samantha Booth