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LIB DEMS WELCOME SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS GREEN PAPER

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Welcoming the special educational needs green paper, Excellence for all Children, Lib Dem education spokesman Don F...
Welcoming the special educational needs green paper, Excellence for all Children, Lib Dem education spokesman Don Foster said:

'In recent years there has been much progress on helping children with SEN. The proposals build on existing good practice and are extremely welcome.'

However he warned:

'Some mainstream schools are reluctant to take on responsibility for SEN pupils because such pupils often hinder a school's chances of getting to the top of the league tables and require a disproportionate use of already over-stretched budgets.

'It is vital that, in addition to making more resources available, the current, competitive relationship between schools is abandoned and league table arrangements significantly altered so that quality assistance to SEN pupils is recognised.

'We must also reduce the amount of money spent on the bureaucracy, especially in relation to the Statementing procedure so that it can be spent on front line services. This can best be achieved by ensuring early identification and the meeting of need.'

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