DCC announces special needs education cuts on last day of term

“… It has prompted SENDCo teacher Hannah Rose, of Bradley Barton Primary School, in Newton Abbot, top launch a petition entitled ‘petition to withdraw harmful funding changes for pupils with SEND in Devon’, opposing the cuts.

She said: “These changes will affect all children in all schools in Devon. Where specialist support staff are lost through redundancies, ‘generalist’ staff who usually support all pupils’ learning will need to be diverted to support those with the highest needs. All children will be taught in higher ratios, with less support.” …