LA cuts taking their toll

“A new special educational needs (SEN) system has been in place for more than a year. But have the changes been positive? Laxmi Patel gives them a broad thumbs up – but warns that cuts are taking their toll”.

Laxmi Patel recently wrote an article for School’s Week about how the changes brought about by the Children and Families Act 2014 for children with special educational needs and disabilities affects schools.

The pace and scope of change have left many schools concerned and confused about their own duties. In this article, Laxmi focuses on the following points and provides a summary of what the changes mean for schools.

  1. More involvement from children, young people and families
  2. SEN support now goes up to 25
  3. Teachers are more accountable
  4. School Action and School Action Plus
  5. Concerns over budgets

Laxmi’s article can be found here.

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