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***(UK) 3,500 MORE SCHOOL PLACES ; 37 MORE SPED SCHOOLS TO BE BUILT IN ENGLAND

Mar 11, 2019, Independent: Dozens of new schools to be built for special educational needs and excluded pupils https://www.independent.co.uk/news/education/education-news/special-educational-needs-exclusions-free-schools-places-dfe-a8817671.html 'This money will only go so far and funding shortages in schools go much further and deeper' New specialist schools for children with special educational needs, or pupils who have been excluded from mainstream schools, are be built across England. Around 3,500 more school places will be created under plans to open 37 special and two alternative provision schools, the Department for Education said. But a headteachers’ union has warned that funding shortages go much “deeper” and existing schools needed more cash to support children with complex needs. It comes after the National Education Union (NEU) warned last year thousands of children with special educational needs do not have school places amid a “crisis” in education funding…. "It is of particular concern that the financial burden of addition support for pupils with more complex needs penalises those mainstream schools that are the most inclusive. “This is unsustainable. We need significant investment into existing schools and services to ensure all pupils, irrespective of starting point or need, fulfil their full potential.”…

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