How should the Government be supporting SEND students?

There are concerns about the impact that the coronavirus pandemic is having on children with SEND (Special Educational Needs). 

Currently schools remain open for children deemed as ‘vulnerable’. However many schools had temporarily closed because they were unable to support children in need.

A particular concern is the support for students with dyslexia and dyspraxia. A BBC report in 2019 found that 80% of students with dyslexia were already being missed by schools, therefore will the support available further penalise these students who still not expected to attend? This blog post investigates.

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