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Special Educational Needs

Volume 456: debated on Monday 29 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many and what percentage of parents making an appeal to the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal saw their children assigned to (a) school action and (b) school action plus in each year since the scheme’s inception. (116986)

I have been asked to reply.

SENDIST has no power to assign children to school action or school action plus. In appeals against local authority decisions to refuse to make a statutory assessment of children, it can either order an assessment or dismiss the appeal. The Tribunal has no data on the level of support children receive in their schools prior to their parents’ making appeals.