Special educational needs

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One in four autistic children wait over three years for support in school – survey
National Autistic Society says long waits for educational help is leaving families ‘on the edge of crisis’

Sally Weale Education correspondent

09, Nov, 2021 @5:56 PM

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Ofsted investigates rise in primary-age children in alternative provision
Exclusive: Chief inspector says some children being placed in unregistered, unsafe settings after being excluded from school

Sally Weale Education correspondent

05, Nov, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Gwyn Singleton obituary
Other lives: Pioneering specialist dyslexia teacher

Clare Singleton

31, Oct, 2021 @6:19 PM

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Sunak commits £1.8bn to catch-up and tutoring classes in England
Budget announcement to help children affected by pandemic disruption is climb-down for chancellor

Richard Adams Education editor

27, Oct, 2021 @4:09 PM

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Liverpool teacher shortlisted for $1m global teacher prize
David Swanston, who has pioneered new ways of teaching sports to visually-impaired children, is in final shortlist of 10 for award

Rachel Hall

14, Oct, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Surrey teenager died after reading about suicide on school iPad
Frances-Rose Thomas, 15, had been accessing suicide-related material for months before taking her own life

Damien Gayle and PA Media

06, Oct, 2021 @6:08 PM

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Millie McCulloch obituary
Other lives: Activist and special educational needs teacher who was a fierce advocate of child-centred learning

John McCulloch

19, Sep, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Lack of psychologists hits pupils with special educational needs
Councils are struggling to complete children’s education, health and care plans before the new school year because of a shortage of specialists

Chaminda Jayanetti

29, Aug, 2021 @8:30 AM

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English county councils warn of £1.3bn special educational needs deficit
Local authorities say they face ‘a financial cliff edge’ due to ‘an explosion’ in number of children needing support

Sally Weale Education correspondent

30, Jun, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Understanding autism: we still have a long way to go | Letters
Letters: Readers respond to a piece by John Harris about moving beyond an awareness of the condition to practical steps to help those living with it


16, Jun, 2021 @5:09 PM

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Parents of children with special needs tell Ofsted of Covid despair
Schools watchdog in England finds children with Send have been left ‘even further behind their peers’

Sally Weale Education correspondent

16, Jun, 2021 @3:02 PM

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Stella Skillen obituary
Other lives: English teacher who dedicated her career to children with special needs

Chris Conway

14, Jun, 2021 @5:31 PM

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