Special Educational Needs: Reviews

Department for Education written question – answered on 15th July 2021.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 6 July 2021 to Question 23236 on Special Educational Needs: Reviews, whether the system experts referred to in that Answer are the Chair of the SEND System Leadership Board and its independent advisors; and if he will list those system experts.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) Review is working with system experts and other government departments across education, health and care to ensure that there is balanced input and representation from across the SEND system. The system experts referred to in the answer to Question 23236 include Tony McArdle, the Chair of the SEND System Leadership Board and wider Board members.

It also includes those system experts which the review has most recently engaged with as part of its policy development, which include but are not limited to: Association of Directors of Childrens Services, Confederation of School Trusts, Council for Disabled Children, Local Government Association, National Network of Parent Carer Forums, National Multi-Academy Ttrust (MAT) CEO Network for Alternative Provision and SEND, Office of the Children’s Commissioner, and Ofsted.

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