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Education Michelle Daley speaking into a microphone as someone holds up a large piece of paper in front of her
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Thousands of disabled children have won new protection from being unfairly excluded from school after a judge ruled that the government’s equality laws were unlawful. The upper tribunal ruled last week that a 13-year-old pupil, known as “L” for legal reasons, should not have been excluded from his school because his behaviour was linked
Education Simone Aspis with her arm around Michelle Daley
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International development secretary Penny Mordaunt has been labelled a hypocrite and an embarrassment after attempting to redefine inclusive education at the international disability summit she was hosting in east London. Penny Mordaunt’s government was already facing criticism from across the UK disabled people’s movement for its “blatant attempt to divert attention from its own
Education Janine Booth reading to an audience from a book
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Disabled trade unionists have unanimously backed calls for a national demonstration this autumn against cuts to support for disabled children and those with special educational needs. Janine Booth, co-chair of the TUC disabled workers’ committee, who proposed the emergency motion, said the government was making “brutal cuts” to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND)
Education Robert Halfon talking to Sebastian Payne behind a table
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Campaigners are “deeply concerned” that the launch of a new parliamentary inquiry into the educational support provided for disabled children and young people failed to mention inclusive education. The inquiry by the Commons education select committee will investigate the impact of major reforms to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) system that were
Education Toby Young head and shoulders
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The government has sparked shock and anger after appointing a controversial right-wing writer and free schools advocate – who made “insulting” and “extremist” comments about inclusive education and eugenics – to the board of its new higher education watchdog. The Department for Education (DfE) announced this week that Toby Young (pictured) was one of
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