The government is set to push through a £20 a week cut to Universal Credit, a decision that will hit 5.5 million families.
Author: Jack Abbott
Jack is a former Suffolk County Councillor, and was the opposition's spokesperson for education and children's services for four years. He retains a keen interest in this area, continuing to write about issues such as special educational needs and disabilities, school funding and child poverty.
Suffolk County Council published an independent report into some elements of its SEND services. Overseen by a team from Lincolnshire, the 21-page report revealed a lengthy list of failings. It is a damning read, but its findings will come as little surprise to the families who have been desperately seeking change for years.
100,000 pupils in the East of England are now taught in ‘super-sized’ classes of 30 or more, a rise of 27% since 2010.
New figures have revealed that Suffolk has the highest primary school suspension rates in England. They show children with Special Education Needs and Disabilities (SEND) and from poorer backgrounds are disproportionately affected.
New figures have revealed that Suffolk and Norfolk have the highest primary school suspension rates in the country.
We must be heard’. That was the headline on the East Anglian Daily Times’ front page The story followed a damning Ofsted and CQC re-inspection into Suffolk’s special educational needs and disability (SEND) services.