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‘In SEND, it ain’t what you spend, it’s the way that you spend it’

The impact of cuts on inclusion is disgraceful, but even a blank cheque would make little difference without a radical change in attitudes, argues Nancy Gedge

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When my son started school in 2005, I was concerned, as were my teaching colleagues, that there should be enough money in his Statement (as it was then). Like many, I equated special educational needs and disability (SEND) provision with money – and this connection is still strong in the common mind. Blame for the rise in exclusions, as well as the lack of school places and support for the most vulnerable of students, can be laid at the door of a funding shortfall.

Of course, not having enough money in the pot to pay for the right kind of specialist support at the right time is, indeed, a ...

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