Thousands of children with SEND ‘not enrolled in school’

Thousands of children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are not registered in schools or educational settings, latest Ofsted figures show. The inspectorate’s annual report states that 3,500 children were still waiting for a place at the setting specified in their education, health and care plan (EHC) on 31 March 2019.
Of these, 2,700 were not registered in an alternative school or provision, the report adds. Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman branded these figures “concerning” and noted the number of children subject to an EHC plan has increased by 47 per cent over the last four years, rising from 240,000 in January 2015 to 354,000 in January 2019. Read more.

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