S.E.N.D. funding

The Government finally published the much-delayed Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) review, which you can read here.

New proposals include digitising paperwork so parents can receive speedier extra support for their children and a greater focus on early intervention with an additional 5,000 early-years teachers trained to become Special Educational Needs co-ordinators (Sencos).

Large headline funding figures were briefed to accompany the publication of the report, but much of this is not new funding. I urged the Secretary of State for Education, Nadhim Zahawi, to come clean about how much of this was new money and asked him to spell out the detail behind the training for Sencos and one-to-one support workers.

There is now a consultation on the proposals in the SEND review. Have your say by contributing here before the 1 July 2022.