Threat to founders of special school

Parents who set up a special school for their autistic children
have been threatened with prosecution unless their children attend
mainstream education.

East Sussex Council warned that it may prosecute four families who
founded the Step by Step school in Crowborough and who send their
children there.

The council said its special needs and disability tribunal had
found the school to be inappropriate.

Meanwhile, the Conservative Party announced a review of its policy
on special schools last week.

Commenting on special schools, a spokesperson for the Alliance for
Inclusion in Education said: “Special schools segregate children
from the rest of society, are taken away from their family and grow
up feeling excluded and rejected.”

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