The DfE should support teachers and schools by developing special educational needs and disability-specific guidance, claims the report, Special or Unique – Young People’s Attitudes to Disability by disability programme Drill. Children and Young People Now reports.
It found widespread frustration among pupils with SEN in both mainstream and special schools at the failure of teachers and school leaders to deal with bullying and to promote inclusive classroom environments.
Drill is a five-year programme funded by The National Lottery Community Fund, aiming to build better evidence about approaches to disability and to inform future policy and service provision, as well as give a greater voice to disabled people in decisions that affect them.
Lead researcher Evan Odell from Disability Rights UK said: “These findings show that, in some areas, little has changed for disabled children in the last 40 years or so.”
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