UK body urged for schools campaign

The Gloucestershire Special Schools Protection League has called
for a national organisation to campaign against the closure of
schools for disabled children and children with learning

League chairperson Graham Barton said he had received more than 50
telephone messages, 30 e-mails and letters from many counties
supporting the campaign.

“We want to form a national voice together to counter the wilder
claims made in the name of inclusion,” Barton said.

He said there was too much generalisation in the special needs
field – the term covers everyone from people with English as a
second language to those with autism.

Some children were self-mutilating as a result of being forced into
mainstream provision, while others have been bullied, he

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