State schools have long been used as a political football by successive politicians – a lot of whom, it can’t be ignored, were themselves educated privately.
The last ten or so years have seen austerity measures used as a reason (some may use the word, ‘excuse’) for starving schools of cash. Funding has reached breaking point and last year some 4,000 head teachers wrote to parents explaining just how short of money their schools were.
The real losers in all of this, however, are those students who have a Special Education Need (SEN) such as dyslexia or autism. At this point it’s fair to declare, for anyone who doesn’t already know, that I have an interest here as I am the mother of a SEN child. My son was diagnosed with autism when he was five. Continue reading ““School Special Education Needs is Suffering”. Okay, so what now?”