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Support for Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons on 11th March 2019.

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Photo of Anna Turley Anna Turley Labour/Co-operative, Redcar

I appreciate the Minister’s response and announcement, but it does not yet recognise the reality that schools are facing. One of my primary school teachers told me last week:

“SEND funding is in crisis. We have pupils who have been promised a place at schools with a special educational needs base, but due to a lack of this specialist provision, pupils have had to remain at our school. We cater for their needs as much as we possibly can.”

The reality is that those pupils are not getting the care that they deserve. We have only one chance of giving our children the best start in life. Minister, will you look again at the needs of all pupils being met, particularly those with special needs?