Robert Halfon MP, chair of the Commons Education Select Committee, says that the rules forcing SEND students to reapply for extra help in exams once they reach college need to be reviewed.
“Too often SEND students have to tackle the treacle of bureaucracy to get equal access to the educational ladder of opportunity,” he says. “This Tes report would appear to highlight another example of this social injustice.
“It’s important that these rules are revisited to ensure students get the support they deserve and that they are not put under additional stress.
“I would expect the education committee to look at SEND children and their education in a future inquiry.”