"School funding? This is the very worst I’ve ever seen it."

Yvonne Burton has been a Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENDCO) for 26 years. She has never seen the funding so bad, particularly for children with special needs.

According to the Department for Education’s own figures, more than 2,000 children in England with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) are awaiting provision for their education.

Today’s school cuts mean pupils with urgent needs like autism and dyspraxia are left on long waiting lists, without the right support.

As 91% of schools continue to face billions in budget cuts, the Government is failing to provide the funding necessary for schools and local councils to give children with SEND adequate support.

Nationally the cuts to school funding are leading to the loss of staff, equipment and care required to safeguard children with the most complex needs in the classroom.

A properly funded local education authority would allow every child to reach their full potential. Instead the Government is failing thousands of children who just want to learn.

“When children receive the right support, the classroom is a very happy place – everybody can learn and everybody can achieve together.”
Yvonne Burton, Special Education Needs Coordinator

The Government has a basic duty to make sure all children can access school but instead it’s failing thousands of children who just want to learn.

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SENDCOs like Yvonne know how to help children with SEN, but the Government's cuts to school funding are making it harder and harder for her to do her job.

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Join Yvonne in asking Education Secretary Damian Hinds to urgently fund education for children with special needs