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Discussion in 'NQTs and new teachers' started by James_Williams, May 9, 2011.

  1. There was a reprt published in March by the DfE
    With respect to inclusion, schools and school choice the executive summary states that the Dfe proposes to:
    give parents a real choice of school, either a mainstream or special school.
    We will remove the bias towards inclusion and propose to strengthen parental
    choice by improving the range and diversity of schools from which parents can
    choose, making sure they are aware of the options available to them and by
    changing statutory guidance for local authorities. Parents of children with
    statements of SEN will be able to express a preference for any state-funded
    school - including special schools, Academies and Free Schools - and have
    their preference met unless it would not meet the needs of the child, be
    incompatible with the efficient education of other children, or be an inefficient
    use of resources. We will also prevent the unnecessary closure of special schools
    by giving parents and community groups the power to take them over;
  2. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    Thanks for that clarification James.
    I welcome the new proposals and wish they'd come in a few years ago before a fantastic Special school in my county was closed down and the children dispersed to Mainstream schools.

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