Exploring the education requirements of children with special educational needs (SEN)

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We’re well aware that education helps prepare the next generation for what we expect the future to be. Access to a good standard of education is a privilege and key to a positive influential impact on our society. Our learning experience at school is a significant part of self-progression and self-development plus, it helps us gain a better understanding of the world we live in.

But for children with special education needs, the experience of learning can come with much bigger challenges. We’ve gathered up some insights from the education sector to help explore this topic in some more detail. Carry on reading for more findings on this important topic…

It’s common for children with special educational needs (SEN) to learn at mainstream schools 

Adults and children who experience learning difficulties are extremely vulnerable and traditional teaching methods used within the education system can often prove unsuitable. Research shows that within the UK population, approximately 193,707 children of school age are affected by SEN, which can profoundly impact on their overall learning experience including behaviour, physical ability, reading and writing, concentration levels and ability to understand things.

Many question whether the UK has the right support systems in place. Findings indicate that most children with special educational needs (SEN) attend mainstream schools – which you may find surprising? Government figures suggest that less than 10% go to specialised centres. 

Many schools require urgent education funding

Approximately, 2,000 children with SEN are known to be awaiting provision and urgent education funding throughout the country, however this was not discussed in the 2018 Budget (released in October last year). You can use this useful tool to see whether schools in your area will be facing cuts in the future and whether your children will be affected.

Do you understand the special requirements of children with SEN?

A lot of children with SEN require specifically adapted materials to work with in school. Below, we take a look at some of the important areas that need to be considered when spending money in mainstream schools, to ensure equal opportunities for all.

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