Plans to cut mainstream schools’ SEND funding in Surrey risks reducing inclusion

by Amy Hardie, Sharon Pratt Dawson and SEND Community Alliance Despite Surrey still being under the Ofsted cosh for failing its SEND area inspection in 2016, it’s now consulted with the county’s headteachers on proposals to cut additional SEN funding for mainstream schools. The special educational needs (SEN) funding consultation: …

As LAs explore legal action over SEND funding plans, SCA explains what families can do too

Councils are talking to lawyers about a potential judicial review of the Government’s new proposals for SEND funding. Will they have the courage to stand up for the rights of children and young people with SEND or will they continue to implement covert cuts? What will the proposals involve? Under the …