While most children around the UK are now on their school holidays, many children with special educational needs (SEN) have already been at home for months, in some cases years. The BBC visited four children with SEN who spend their school days at home.
William stopped going to secondary school in November 2018, seven weeks after he started. He is 12 and has dyslexia.
“The class just went way too fast, and there was way too much copying off a board and copying down from books and things,” he says. “And you had to do it quickly. It made me feel like I was stupid.”
Michaela is 13 and has been at home for most of this year. Two years ago, she was diagnosed with ADHD, autism and epilepsy.
“I don’t think that my behaviour was difficult,” she says, before clarifying: “If you get the right person that knows how to deal with my behaviour then I won’t be difficult.”
Read more about these children and the lives they now lead The children with special needs who stay at home
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