Measures to tackle the "disproportionate" number of children with special needs who are excluded from school are to be made a priority.Will there be funding for these authorities, and the political backing, if they decide that the policy of inclusion in mainstream schools doesn’t work, and these children should be educated in facilities appropriate to their special needs?
New government guidance will call for local authorities to deal with the issue and tackle behavioural problems early.
Not that I can see:
Currently children with special educational needs (SEN) are eight times more likely to be excluded, Education Secretary Ed Balls said.Because they shouldn’t have been there in the first place!
It’s unfair to the teachers, unfair to the other pupils and unfair to them. As well as being a huge drain on resources. All for some pie in the sky ideology…
"It is still the case that children with SEN are more than eight times as likely to be excluded, that some parents can find it hard to access the right support for their child and that pupils with SLD (severe learning difficulties) and PMLD (profound and multiple learning difficulties) need even more teachers with the right level of expertise. These measures will tackle these concerns", Mr Balls said.No, they won’t.