Sleepwalking into a special educational needs crisis

Chronic underfunding, overworked staff and simply not enough schools – inadequate SEND provision is leaving ‘vulnerable children by the wayside’

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Special educational needs provision won’t improve unless teaching assistants are valued

TAs must be paid more to deal with shortages

busy classroom with children sitting on the floor

Children with special needs feeling the brunt of staffing shortages, UNISON survey reveals

‘Support staff have stepped up to the plate as staff shortages in schools bite’