Education Committee

Special educational needs and disabilities inquiry

Inquiry status: open

Inquiry launched on Wednesday 18 April 2018. Oral evidence ongoing.

Scope of the inquiry

In 2014, the Government introduced wide-reaching changes to the SEND system, with the intention of offering simpler, improved and consistent help for children and young people with SEND. The Government claimed these changes would give families greater choice in decisions. The Committee’s new inquiry is intended to review the success of these reforms, how they have been implemented, and what impact they are having in meeting the challenges faced by children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

Submissions already published

  • Submissions submitted to the inquiry but published online by organisations before the Committee published its evidence, can be found at Submissions (PDF PDF 180 KB).


Terms of reference: Special educational needs and disabilities Send a written submission

Latest evidence

  • 15 Jan 2019 - Special educational needs and disabilities - oral evidence | PDF version (PDF229 KB) HC 968 | Published 16 Jan 2019

    Evidence given by Tania Beard, Headteacher, St Martin's C of E Primary and Nursery School, Jon Boyes, Principal, Herne Bay High School, Penny Earl, Resource Provision Manager, Stoke Park Infant School, Sabrina Hobbs, Principal, Severndale Specialist Academy, Nicola Jones-Ford, SENCo, Fulham College Boys' School, Dr Cath Lowther, Educational Psychologist, Callum Wetherill, Pastoral Leader, Joseph Norton Academy

Next meeting(s)

29 January 2019 10:00 am

Oral Evidence Session

Special educational needs and disabilities
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