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Will the DfE’s review of the SEND system lead to more children receiving the help they need?

Discussion in 'Education news' started by TES_Rosaline, Sep 6, 2019.

  1. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    ‘Education secretary Gavin Williamson has launched a major review to address problems in the support available for children and young people with SEND.

    The government will look at how it can use “incentives and accountability” to make sure schools provide the best possible support for children with SEND.

    The Department for Education announcement today also said that it would look to "strike the right balance of state-funded provision across inclusive mainstream and specialist places."

    The review comes after warning from councils that funding constraints and accountability pressures have reduced good quality provision in mainstream schools for children with SEND.’

    What are your views about the major review? Do you think giving schools incentives to help improve support for children with special educational needs is the right way to improve the current provision in mainstream schools? What do you think needs to be done to readdress the balance?

  2. moscowbore

    moscowbore Lead commenter

    It will do if more money is invested in the whole system.
  3. phlogiston

    phlogiston Star commenter

    The devil is in the detail. In times past the "incentive" to keep vulnerable youngsters in school was essentially a large fine if we found them alternative provision.
    It's a "prime ministerial promise" so I'm not getting too excited too quickly.
    I hope it does deliver more to the children who need extra support. They need it.

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