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Revealed: The 3 colleges that will share £1.2m to open centres for excellence in SEND

Three colleges have been chosen to open centres for excellence in special educational needs and disabilities. City College Norwich,...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
News

DfE launches consultation on improving SEND funding arrangements for colleges

The Department for Education has today launched a consultation on how to improve funding arrangements for learners with high...

Jessica Fino
Jessica Fino
Opinion

Let’s spend more cash on SEND learners and less on admin

Some of the funding that used to be spent on support for learning disabilities now goes on administration. Students...

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GRAHAM RAZEY
Opinion

Hitting the targets, missing the point

While apprenticeship starts have risen for ethnic minorities and those with learning difficulties, much of their progress has been...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

Quick-fix approach to SEND is poor strategy

There has been a marked increase in refusals to assess young people for education, health and care plans. Fixing...

Expert Contributor
Expert Contributor
Opinion

New children and families minister must continue to implement SEND reforms

With Edward Timpson a shock casualty of the election, we can’t let his SEND overhaul drop off the agenda,...

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News

‘Patchy’ progress with work training for special needs

A government drive to help young people with learning difficulties and disabilities prepare for the world of work is...

Alix Robertson
Alix Robertson
Bulletin

National charity opens London’s first-ever autism college

A national autism charity has celebrated the official launch of London’s first-ever FE college for learners with complex autism....

Samantha Lauren King
Samantha Lauren King
Opinion

Institute for Apprenticeships silent on learning difficulties and disabilities

The Institute for Apprenticeships has been silent on learners with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, and that’s simply not good...

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