"An apple." - A primary school pupil tells the teacher what kind of animal his new pet is.
41k - The number of special needs support staff in nursery, primary and secondary schools in 2007.
Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families
"So you can tell they aren't cows." - A Year 3 girl explains to a fellow pupil why farmers dock lambs' tails.
12.3 - The percentage decrease in the total number of special needs schools from 1998 to 2007.
Source: Department for Children, Schools and Families.