Boost for special needs kids

More children with special educational needs will be educated in
mainstream schools, and special schools will become centres of
excellence under new government plans.

Removing Barriers to Achievement, the government’s strategy for
children with SEN, includes plans to ensure children struggling at
school will be supported at the earliest opportunity.

The report says education will become more responsive to children’s
diverse needs.

Charles Clarke, education secretary, said there was too much
variation in provision for children with SEN across the UK. He
added: “This situation where children still face real barriers to
learning and parents lack confidence in the commitment and capacity
of our schools to meet their child’s needs cannot be allowed to

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