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SCHOOL FUNDING: SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2283: tabled on 09 April 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 14 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that the national average spent on Special Educational Needs provision in schools has been cut by 17 per cent; further notes that cuts have been even highest of all in the North West at 24 per cent; recognises the burden placed on schools by the duty to pay for the first 11 hours of funding themselves; condemns the fact that this forces head teachers to cut funding for the most vulnerable students under their care; recognises the distress of 16 headteachers in Cumbria who wrote publicly expressing their deep concerns about the impact cuts to school funding are having on those who need additional support; calls on the Government to restore Special Educational Needs funding in schools; and demands that this need is met centrally rather than burdening schools.