Ninety-five per cent of SENCOs told us that they need adequate protected time to carry out their role, which means the government must fund schools properly so that heads can provide it.
NEU research has found that 93% of local authorities have lost out on SEND funding since 2015 because of central government’s shortfall in special needs provision. You can find out how your LA is affected here.
With the number of children and young people with EHCPs (Education Health Care Plans) having increased by 33% since 2015, the crisis is only set to get worse.
Since 2015, 9 out of 10 local authorities have lost out on vital funding for children who need the most support. We must force the government to bring the #SENDcrisis to an end.
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Because of funding cuts, Angela's school can no longer afford the staff needed to support children with special needs.
Every child deserves to learn and thrive, but cuts to school funding are putting this at risk.
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Our petition secured a SEND increase, but 'more needs to be done'
Mary and Kevin have received an extraordinary letter from DfE minister Nadhim Zahawi admitting that the 34,000 signature petition delivered to the DfE in October by NEU and School Cuts supporters gave rise to this additional cash. But in the same letter Mr Zahawi admitted the extra money is only a “partial response” and that “more needs to be done” to support children and young people with SEND.
Emily Jenkins looks at the crisis in funding and support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Emma Parker has nine special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) children in her class, who aren't getting the support they desperately need.