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Commons Education Committee unveils poor SEND practices in new report

The Commons Education Committee has hit out at special educational needs and disabilities provision for children and young people in a new report, calling it a “major social injustice”.

Only 1.5% of students with behavioural issues attain GCSE passes

According to figures published in the Guardian, only 1.5 per cent of pupils with behavioural issues attained passes in English and maths at GCSE this year.

OECD: Children's career aspirations limited by age 7

International economics think tank OECD has announced that children’s future career aspirations are limited by the age of seven according to their recent study.

Successful special needs complaints at record high

England’s local government ombudsman Michael King has revealed that breaches of children’s legal rights to special educational needs support have reached record levels and called for reform to the "crisis" system.

Half of all young people now attend university

Half of all young people in England are going to university for the first time, according to new figures from the Department of Education.

27% of secondary school pupils have private tutor

A social-mobility charity has called on the government to do more to ensure disadvantaged families have access to private tutoring.

“Shameful” numbers of pupils leaving school without basic qualifications

Children’s commissioner Anne Longfield has said that almost one in five young people in England finish school without a minimum of five good GCSEs or equivalent qualifications.

Investment in schools to reach same level as 2009

Current government plans to invest in schools could be sufficient to reverse previous cuts, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies.

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