300 special-school heads demand more SEND funding

According to TES, more than 300 special-school headteachers have signed a petition calling on the prime minister to boost funding for pupils with special educational needs.

The petition will be handed into 10 Downing Street today, following the first meeting of a new all-party parliamentary group (APPG) for special needs and disabilities (SEND), set up by shadow education minister Emma Hardy.

It said that some schools are having to pay as much as £90,000 per year for one-to-one nursing care for children and young people with the most complex needs.

The petition, addressed directly to Boris Johnson, says: “The children we educate need your attention. The systems and structures in place are unsupportive and devalue the education of pupils with special educational needs and disabilities.”

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