Ofsted: Pupil Absence Rates - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:57 pm ar 13 Chwefror 2024.

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Photo of Baroness Bull Baroness Bull Deputy Chairman of Committees 2:57, 13 Chwefror 2024

My Lords, we know that children with profound and multiple learning difficulties, physical disabilities and social, emotional and mental health special educational primary needs have the highest rates of school absence. In spring 2023, 384,202 children with some form of identified special educational need were persistently absent. Given what we know about the link between persistent absenteeism and life chances, does the Minister agree that this risks widening the gap between the more advantaged and the less advantaged in our society? What are the Government doing to support children with special educational needs and disabilities to succeed in school?