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Education Janine Booth reading to an audience from a book

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 Toby Young head and shoulders

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
Education Simone Aspis head and shoulders

The government failed to take any account of the impact on disabled pupils of its “discriminatory” plans to expand grammar schools in England, say campaigners. A government consultation paper published this week, Schools That Work For Everyone, includes plans to remove the ban on opening new grammar schools in England. But there is not
Education Tara Flood head and shoulders

New official figures highlight grave concerns about the impact of the government’s special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms on disabled children, according to a leading campaigner. The figures show that some local authorities are lagging far behind others in implementing the government’s reforms. Under the reforms, which came into effect in September 2014,
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