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(UK) "Schools are struggling to provide proper support for children with special educational needs"

April 10, 2018, (UK) Schools Week: Schools struggling to provide SEND support https://schoolsweek.co.uk/schools-struggling-to-provide-send-support/ Funding cuts mean schools are struggling to provide proper support for children with special educational needs and disabilities, the National Education Union has warned. In a survey of 901 staff working in schools in England by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers section of the NEU, half of respondents said their school had cut support for SEND children this year, with 54 per cent of primary school staff experiencing cuts and 49 per cent in secondary schools. … “The government needs to wake up to the facts and urgently make money available for schools so they can keep SEND pupils safe and provide the help and support they need,” she added.