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Schools ‘short of funds and resources for SEND pupils’

Schools in England are finding it increasingly difficult to support pupils with special needs of disabilities who are in mainstream education, according to a survey of headteachers.

More than 1.3 million children have special educational needs (SEND). Of these 1.1 million are being taught in mainstream schools.

Research by The Key, an organisation that provides leadership and management support to schools, found that 82 per cent of 1,100 schools surveyed said they did not have sufficient funding for SEND pupils, and 88 per cent said initial teacher training did not properly prepare staff to support pupils with SEND.

Click here for more details of the report and click here for information about The Key’s SENDmatters campaign.