If you have a child with any additional needs, you should be reading this
We recently wrote about some of the changes being proposed in the Children and Families Bill that will not benefit families. We looked at the duty to identify SEN, the annual review, the time limits and also the format of the Education Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
Today, we want to raise your awareness of other issues with the proposed changes and would like to thank Jane McConnell and all at IPSEA for helping to raise awareness of these.
Admission to Special Academies:
At present any child with SEN but without a statement must be educated in a mainstream school. In order to attend a Special School, a child must have their needs assessed and the LA then have have a duty to fund the provision identified by the assessment. This, in principle, protects children being placed in potentially inappropriate schools. There are no exceptions to this…
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