Special Education Needs labels doubled in 20 years while the financial support is dropping

Every fifth child is labeled with a Special Needs statement, which is double the number from 20 years ago, the latest Department for Education statistics show. The Release figures show that in 2010 more than 30 000 children between the age of two and four were assessed by schools or nurseries as having special needs.…

A “pale green” future for Special Education in Britain’s Big Society

No mention has been made yet on the position of Special Education in the Tories’ “Big Society” plan launched this week. David Cameron announced establishment of a “Big Society Bank” to finance charities and voluntary groups, but days later British charity Barnardo’s still has no information on how the plan will deliver. “The plans will…

Another blow for Special Schools…

Another blow for Special Schools as spending “clean up” scratched off School building programme Special Schools across the country are reeling from the impact of Education Secretary Michael Gove’s decision to cut £1bn from the schools budget, seriously compromising the improvement building plans of many affected school communities. “For years we have been struggling with…

Academies Bill

UK’s new Education Bill provokes new heed for disabled children After years of policies, acts, debates and disappointment, disabled children may be victims of the new Government’s rush to create more academy schools. This is a warning from director of Alliance for Inclusive Education, Tara Flood. “The new Academy Bill will certainly reverse inclusive practice”…

Bournemouth Diaries: Face veil ban

Bournemouth Islamic community angry with the French face veil ban Tama Bouguerrache, Head Teacher at the Bournemouth Islamic Centre Bournemouth Islamic community is infuriated after the French Government approved a draft law forbidding women to wear a face veil. Members are now concerned that Britain may follow suit, said Bournemouth Islamic community relations spokesman, Tariq K.…