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Schools that Work for Everyone: Our response

The consultation on the DfE Green Paper, “Schools that Work for Everyone” recently closed. Here is our response: Selective Schools How should we best support existing grammars to expand? The government should not allow grammar schools to expand. The government’s own evidence (p11) shows that disadvantaged students are few and far between in the upper reaches of …

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Grammar schools: the government can still retreat with dignity

Yesterday was a tough day for the government’s potentially catastrophic grammar school plan. The Education Policy Institute published a damning report systematically trashing any evidence that grammar schools would benefit disadvantaged pupils. The government faced its first ministerial resignation and it was linked to grammars. Tory media-stalwart, The Times came out against grammar schools, cutting to the heart …

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Educational Excellence Everywhere and Special Needs

One of the biggest disappointments in yesterday’s White Paper was the continued marginalisation of special educational needs and disability (SEND) within the Government’s vision for “Educational Excellence Everywhere”. Here at LKMco we firmly believe that schools and youth organisations should do more to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND. After all, …

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Poverty and Special Needs: A quarter of FSM pupils have SEND

At LKMco we are deeply concerned by the profound links between children having Special Educational Needs and Disabilities and growing up in poverty; as well as the additional barriers these children face in accessing the support they need. Urgent action is needed to remove those barriers. The government has had some success in encouraging schools across …

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