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SEN reforms – not meeting needs?

15 December 2014

A survey by MENCAP has reported that over 80% of parents with a child with special educational needs (SEN) have indicated that they do not feel that their mainstream school is doing its best to allow the child to reach its potential. Nearly two-thirds of parents have indicated that they felt that their children received a poorer education than their peers who did not have SEN and the same proportion felt that their child was withdrawn from mainstream activities due to their disability. The report highlights concerns about teacher training on SEN being inadequate.

The report strikes at the key strands underpinning the recent SEN reforms – additional support being built on high quality teaching and every child being able to achieve their educational and other outcomes. Clearly, it is early days for the reforms and the report confirms the feeling that it will require a change in culture rather than just a change in the law to ensure the reforms can be seen as a success.

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