Council to appear in court over special needs funding cuts

Campaigners are taking Waltham Forest Council to the High Court later this month over their decision to cut funding for special needs education.

The cabinet voted on March 19 to reduce top-up Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) funding by 10 per cent for students in the lowest two bands of need.

The decision was made despite parents’ fear it could lead mainstream schools to exclude their children and a recommendation from the Children and Families Scrutiny committee to delay.  Click here to read more.

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