New action to improve outcomes for children with additional needs
Edward Timpson to carry out a review into school exclusions to better understand inequalities that exist in the system.
Steps to transform education for children with additional needs and ambitious plans to improve the experiences of children in alternative provision have been announced today (16 March 2018) by Education Secretary Damian Hinds.
Evidence shows children educated in alternative provision, school settings for children who face challenges in mainstream school, are less likely to achieve good GCSE grades and are less likely to be in education, employment or training post-16. Previous analysis also shows that children excluded from school are more likely to end up in the criminal justice system.