Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus

Department for Education written question – answered at on 14 March 2022.

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Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2022 to Question 125334 on Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus, if he will publish the local authorities targeted for an increase in training available to early years SENDCO.

Photo of Helen Hayes Helen Hayes Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 28 February 2022 to Question 125334 on Special Educational Needs: Coronavirus, if he will publish his Department's criteria for determining which local authorities to target with an increase in training available to early years SENDCO.

Photo of Will Quince Will Quince The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

We are in the process of procuring for additional special educational needs coordinators training for early years. We are aiming to target training in the following local authorities:

Barnsley

Gloucestershire

Redcar and Cleveland

Bath and North East Somerset

Halton

Rochdale

Birmingham

Hartlepool

Rotherham

Blackpool

Herefordshire

Salford

Bolton

Hertfordshire

Sheffield

Bradford

Kingston upon Hull, City of

Solihull

Brighton and Hove

Kirklees

Somerset

Bristol, City of

Knowsley

South Gloucestershire

Buckinghamshire

Lancashire

South Tyneside

Calderdale

Leeds

St. Helens

Cambridgeshire

Leicestershire

Staffordshire

Central Bedfordshire

Lincolnshire

Stockport

Cheshire East

Liverpool

Stockton-on-Tees

Cheshire West and Chester

Manchester

Stoke-on-Trent

Cornwall

Medway

Surrey

Coventry

Middlesbrough

Tameside

Cumbria

Newcastle upon Tyne

Torbay

Darlington

Norfolk

Wakefield

Derbyshire

North East Lincolnshire

Walsall

Devon

North Tyneside

West Sussex

Doncaster

North Yorkshire

Wigan

Dorset

Northamptonshire

Wirral

Dudley

Nottinghamshire

Wolverhampton

Durham

Oldham

Worcestershire

East Riding of Yorkshire

Oxfordshire

Gateshead

Portsmouth

These local authorities have been identified using metrics to measure levels of disadvantage in individual local authorities. The metrics used are: rates of access to free school meals alongside Early Years Foundation Stage profile outcomes, % of children eligible for Early Years Pupil Premium, % of children in receipt of an Education and Healthcare Plan and COVID-19 cases rate per 100,000 resident population across the length of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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