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(UK)SPED students: 'parents feel the needs aren’t being met in the school'

Mar 27, 2018, (UK) Tes: Exclusive: SEND pupils 'being pushed out' of school due to funding squeeze https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/exclusive-send-pupils-being-pushed-out-school-due-funding-squeeze# And local authorities warn that further funding cuts could make the situation worse Funding pressures are “pushing out” children from mainstream education – fuelling the rise in exclusions and home education, local authorities are warning. The claim was made at an event in central London at which local authority education leaders, headteachers and governors discussed the financial squeeze facing schools. Much of the discussion at yesterday’s event centred on funding gaps in provision for pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and the cuts that councils and schools are having to make. … He said: “Some of those will have SEND and the parents feel the needs aren’t being met in the school. They are, therefore, opting for home education.” His local authority is reviewing “all areas” of the high-needs budget, which is the pot of money aimed at pupils with the most significant needs relating to SEND. … She highlighted the rise in school exclusions, saying: “There’s something happening with exclusions, and is some of that about schools not having the resources to keep [pupils]?”…