It's about time we came to our SENses

11th May 2012 at 01:00

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.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now