Queen’s Speech: NAHT comments on SEN Implications

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In her speech at the state opening of parliament, the Queen outlined plans for a shake-up of support for children with special educational needs.

Russell Hobby, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), said: “We welcome giving parents a sense of control and choice over what can often be a bewildering and bureaucratic system, but institutions need enough security to plan and invest in the specialist equipment and skills needed to support children with SEN. So, absolutely yes to parental choice leading to long-term commitments, but no to rapid or frequent changes of provider.

“We are also happy to see the removal of red tape but only if this does not compromise provision. Making a service faster to access might not necessarily make the provision itself any better.”

You can read more on the proposals on the BBC website.

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