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Crisis in special educational needs drives parents to court

Number of families appealing against funding decisions surges by 26% as schools and councils struggle to meet cost of provisionA funding shortfall for children with special educational needs has led to a surge in court appeals, as families turn to lega…

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I had special needs help in school. But the doors that were opened for me are closing | Gerry Hart

Without support, I would have floundered. The squeeze on school funds today means children’s potential is being squanderedAnyone watch the Tory leadership debate on Tuesday night? Miserable spectacle though it might have been, something of wider intere…

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Why must my baby be taught ‘British’ values? | Amelia Granger

I would rather my childminder ignored government advice and concentrated on teaching my seven-month-old son to eat solidsAs a recent migrant to this country, I got a shock when my husband and I looked for a childminder for our baby. The ones we met tol…