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29 October 2019 Admission policies may confuse disadvantaged families

In the run up to the deadline for completing the application form for secondary admissions for September 2020 entry, the Good Schools Guide has reported that some admission policies for state funded schools may confuse parents who are less affluent, work at weekends or have English as an additional language.

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24 October 2019 SEND Reforms necessary but flawed

The House of Commons’ Education Committee has published a review of the SEND reforms which were implemented from 2014 onwards.

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7 October 2019 Is the SEND system working?

A recent report from the Local Government Ombudsman has highlighted significant concerns with the operation of the SEND system which is resulting in 87% of parental complaints against local authorities on SEND being upheld by the Ombudsman.

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3 May 2019 Next steps for SEN funding

The Secretary of State for Education is reportedly announcing a call for evidence on the issue of SEN funding today.

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15 April 2019 SEND funding not matching demand

Recent reports from the National Education Union conference have reinforced the current issues arising out of funding the support that children with SEND require.

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15 April 2019 Challenges to SEND funding

A recent High Court decision has confirmed that the use of funding bands to allocate funding to children with Education Health & Care Plans is not unlawful and is sufficient to meet the duties placed on local authorities to secure special educational provision set out in such a plan.

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6 February 2019 Challenges to SEN admissions

A recent High Court decision has confirmed the power of schools to challenge the inappropriate placement of children with EHCPs at schools.

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6 September 2018 An enhanced role for local authorities in education?

Sir Michael Wilshaw, former Principal and Chief Inspector at Ofsted, has suggested that local authorities or elected mayors should have a role in local education and ensuring school standards.

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20 February 2018 School admissions is change coming

Admission authorities are urged to change their policies ahead of proposed change in the law.

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10 November 2017 Is inclusion working?

A report by a SEN charity has suggested that pupils with SEN are being pushed out of mainstream education and into special schools.

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