Lords call for SEND amendments to Education & Skills Bill

The Post-16 Education and Skills Bill must be amended to include clauses around provision for students with special educational needs, Lord Addington has said. 

In the most recent list of amendments tabled by the House of Lords, Lord Addington, currently president of the British Dyslexia Association, called for local skills improvement plans to take account of the need to identify and support those with additional needs.

He also tabled other amendments around ensuring teacher training included special educational needs awareness training, and the need for the lifelong learning entitlement to include support for students with special educational needs or disabilities (SEND).

The skills bill is currently making its way through Parliament, and heralds major reform for the further education sector. The next reading is on 6 July.

Source: TES