Special needs betrayal
FE is one of many transition routes for students with LDD. For many with profound or severe needs (already a token group in some colleges) education of a liberal non-accredited nature combined with a package of social, leisure and recreation activities often provided by other agencies is a meaningful way to more independent, fulfilled lives.
If there is a reduction in this provision at a time when demand is increasing, then the LSC and government should be condemned. It would be a disgraceful act of betrayal and callous victimisation of a needy group of learners.
Head of Cherry Trees Further Education Centre Brighton and Hove City