Special needs pupils being failed by system ‘on verge of crisis’
… So runs the headline today above a special report by Sally Weale and Niamh McIntyre in the Guardian’s Education Section, available to read online here . And it is worth reading.
The article catalogues the systemic failures in the SEND system, as local authorities, faced with their own funding crises, and schools with conflicting priorities, struggle to meet their legal obligations. The article is, in effect, a summation of many of the recent posts and tweets Rescare has published about SEND and related issues.
The article is published in the week when the House of Commons Education Select Committee begins to hear evidence as part of its own inquiry into SEND. Yesterday (23rd Oct.) the Committee began its hearings by questioning two panels of experts. Details of the proceedings, including extracts from Parliament TV, are available online.