English schools ‘using coronavirus as excuse’ not to teach special needs pupils

The Guardian reports …

Schools in England are using Covid-19 risk assessments as a “blanket excuse” to prevent pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (Send) from attending classes, MPs have been told.

Campaigners told the cross-party education committee that schools were using “spurious reasons” to avoid having pupils with Send in education settings. Many children isolated at home have had little or no support and their families have been left feeling “utterly abandoned”, MPs heard.

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  1. Anne McKay

    This is not true for all schools. It paints schools in a bad light and while there may be examples, it should not be promoted that this is most or all schools.

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