School inspections to focus on SEN

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The Government has announced plans to strengthen inspection law so schools are assessed on how they support children with SEN and disabilities.

Ed Balls, Secretary of State at the DCSF, said “The most recent evidence shows that schools are continuing to improve the progress made by children with special educational needs, but more can be done. By making the achievements of children with SEN a top priority for Ofsted inspectors, alongside the extra funding and guidance we are giving schools, we will help to ensure these children make good and continuing progress.”

Accepting the recommendations put forward by the Lamb Enquiry this summer, Mr Balls also announced plans to involve parents more fully in setting the objectives of their child’s statement of SEN. More

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