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There is ‘little difference’ between academies and local authority schools when it comes to performance, according to an education think tank.
The School Cuts Coalition and 39 local authorities have written to the Government to warn they do not have enough funding to meet their statutory obligations for children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Councils in England will receive £19m to help ease pressures on housing, education and health services due to recent migration.
Free schools are failing to offer new approaches to education and are not educating enough disadvantaged children, according to researchers.
Council leaders have welcomed the announcement of extra money for special needs education — but warn that a 'one-off cash injection' is not enough.
County councils have warned they are in the ‘unsustainable’ position of having to shift schools money towards supporting children with special educational needs to meet statutory duties.
More than a third of English councils are planning to cut the education support they give to deaf children this year, new research has revealed today.
The chair of the education committee has called on the Government to do more to improve education standards in the north of England.
The Government has pledged £28m to provide disadvantaged children and young people with education and training.
The £600m Whitehall cut to education funding has undermined the ability of local authorities to look after children with ‘high needs.’