Learning difficulties rethink

22nd March 1996 at 00:00
New arrangements to ensure that colleges receive detailed information from schools on the needs of 16-year-olds with learning difficulties and disabilities are to be drawn up by the Further Education Funding Council, the Association of County Councils and Association of Metropolitan Authorities.

The decision follows school complaints over the bureaucratic burdens imposed on them by the FE sector.

"In general the arrangements have worked well, though there can be tensions over defining which placements should be FEFC-funded and about the burdens of processing information for the FEFC," said an AMA spokesman.

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