Schools: Special Needs Pupils - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:57 pm ar 19 Mawrth 2024.

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Photo of Lord Touhig Lord Touhig Llafur 2:57, 19 Mawrth 2024

That is most helpful indeed; I am grateful. The Children and Families Act defines a child as having special educational needs if he or she has a

“learning difficulty or disability which calls for special educational provision to be made”.

Some 69% of teachers surveyed by the Pearson school report said that our education system is ineffective in supporting these special needs pupils. They said that we need more teaching assistants, better teacher training, more resources, and most importantly, easier access to diagnostic testing. Do the Government agree?