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DfE announcement


The Secretary of State for Education has made a series of announcements under the banner: New action to improve outcomes for children with additional needs. This includes:

•        The launch of an externally led review of exclusions, led by former Children’s Minister Edward Timpson

•        A ‘roadmap’ setting out how the government will transform alternative provision

•        A £4 million Alternative Provision Innovation Fund

•        A call for evidence on how to improve educational outcomes for Children in Need

Details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-action-to-improve-outcomes-for-children-with-additional-needs

Edward Timpson has also written an article in the Daily Telegraph here:https://www.telegraph.co.uk/education/2018/03/16/school-exclusions-should-last-resort-not-easy-way-push-difficult/