The deadline for the Parliamentary Inquiry into Special Educational Needs is near – Monday 3rd October and has had no publicity to date. It is an ideal opportunity for anyone with an interest to have an input towards a report that will make an impact on policies that affect what is experienced, for the young person, the parent/carer, and the school.
Some of the areas of the inquiry are: Provision for SEN pupils in ‘mainstream’ schools - availability of resources and expertise; Provision for SEN pupils in Special Schools; The system of statements of need for SEN pupils; The role of parents in decisions about their children’s education.
Full details about the Parliamentary inquiry can be accessed through http://www.vips-in-sen.co.uk
which also has other information related to special educational needs.
There is still a little time left to provide a contribution to a crucial and complex issue, that has a wide impact not just on education, but the community in general.