ASCL response to IPPR North report on SEND cuts

04 April 2019

Commenting on the report by IPPR North over funding for special educational needs, Geoff Barton, General Secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders, said:

“This report shows the stark deficiency in the level of funding allocated for young people with the most complex needs. We would add that there are many more young people below the high needs threshold who also require extra support and who are being let down by the government’s underfunding of schools. The enormous pressure on school budgets makes it increasingly difficult to provide individual and small-group learning and pastoral support to these pupils. The inadequacy of funding for children with additional needs is the most pernicious impact of the school funding crisis.”