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Membership briefings

Press releases


Membership briefings

Press releases

The Government announcement that all existing local authority schools will be converted into academies by 2022 is very likely to increase disability-related discrimination, is bad for inclusion and is a fundamental breach of the Government's obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Research carried out individually by the Independent Academies Commission, the Guardian and National Union of Teachers has highlighted academy schools' bad practice including the overuse of exclusions, removing SEN children from the roll at Key Stage 4 and transferring them into maintained mainstream schools. The Government's announcement alongside the recent change in the law which allows Special Academies to admit SEN children can only signal a plan to deny SEN children access to mainstream education, and is further evidence of the wider attack on inclusive education practice. Download the statement.

Parliamentary briefings

Consultation responses


2015 Briefings

Including: the General Election, the Comprehensive Spending Review, Disabled Students Allowance reforms, Education and Adoption Bill 2015, Labour Party leadership contest.