I was surprised to read that issuing a child with a statement of SEN implies that they have "particularly poor prospects". This is a very unenlightened view. Children can be given a statement for a variety of reasons (for example, because they have a physical disability) and it is not necessarily a reflection of their academic status or future prospects. A school's SEN list should be fluid and dynamic. As Gareth Jones quite rightly said: "SEN should not be a label for life", and in good schools it isn't.
Gemma Stuart, London.