Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to a survey of specialist teachers by the National Deaf Children’s Society, warning of a system falling into crisis.
“These findings are further evidence of the funding pressures schools and councils are under, including support for children with special needs, which faces a shortfall of £472 million this year alone."
Cllr Anntoinette Bramble, Chair of the Local Government Association’s Children and Young People Board, responds to the announcement by the Department for Education of funding to support children with special educational needs and disabilities.
An “emergency injection” of funding is needed to prop up support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), which faces a potential funding gap of up to £1.6 billion by 2020/21, council leaders say today.
"Today’s announcement to increase the amount that employers can transfer of their Levy contribution is a positive sign that the Government is listening to council concerns around the need for flexibility to ensure the Levy is genuinely effective."