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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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Illusions of grandeur: who can raise the status of apprenticeships?

Tomorrow’s papers are expected to announce new moves by the government to raise the status of apprenticeships. New law will compel teachers to encourage pupils into apprenticeships (!) https://t.co/JLtljStp4n — Laura McInerney (@miss_mcinerney) January 23, 2016 However, as Sam Freedman quickly pointed out, politicians are suffering from delusions of grandeur if they think it is …

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