An Ambitious Perspective

“I think your son would be better served by one of the other local schools.” Or “We don’t have any teachers that know about autism, so I don’t think your daughter would be very happy here.” Sound familiar? If you’re a parent of a child with a special educational need (SEN) then sadly these sentiments...

Rather quietly this week – three years on from the publication of the special educational needs and disability green paper, Support and Aspiration – the Children and Families Bill finally received royal assent and passed into law.    I suspect there were sighs of relief across Westminster and Whitehall,...

Daily Mail headlines often make me want to sigh, groan or emigrate. The Mail’s recent coverage of the publication of statistics about children with special educational needs (SEN) referred to a “crackdown” on SEN to prevent parents trying to “claim extra funds”. Let’s be clear: parents do not get cash...