Three quarters of schools struggling to support SEND children covid lockdown

Schools are finding it increasingly difficult to support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) amid the Covid-19 health crisis, research has found. Among special educational needs coordinators (SENCOs), almost three quarters (72 per cent) felt their schools had experienced challenges in providing support to children with education, health and care plans (EHCP) during lockdown. Increased workload and a lack of support are factors in SENCOs’ concerns, according to the research by Bath Spa University and the National Association for Special Education Needs (Nasen). Read more.