Special Needs Learning was founded by John Szepietowski


Overview and Statistics

The number of children with statements of SEN (Special Educational Needs) in England’s schools has fallen to a five Year low. But there has been an increase in the number and proportion of children who have learning difficulties but no statement of SEN.

The proportion of children with SEN placed in mainstream schools has remained at around 60%, although there has been an increase of one percentage point in the proportion of children with SEN statements placed in special schools.
In primary and secondary schools, boys are nearly twice as likely as girls to have SEN with no statement. One in five boys is affected compared with one in nine girls

What is disability?

According to the Disability Discrimination Act, 'a person has a disability if he or she has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.' Physical or mental impairments can include sensory impairments and learning difficulties. The definition also covers medical conditions when they have long-term and substantial effects on pupils' everyday lives.