The return of public exams for the first time since 2019 has been difficult period for all young people – particularly as many have never been through the examination process before, but also because mitigation and marking arrangements have meant a level of uncertainty has persisted. 

The long-awaited SEND and AP green paper recognises the many challenges the sector currently faces. From inconsistent, overly-bureaucratic processes and long delays in processing EHCPs to a national shortage of SEND professionals including educational psychologists and speech therapists – these are common issues that our own SEND and AP schools are dealing with every day.

Dr Sam Parrett, Group Principal and CEO of London & South East Education Group, has today been presented with her CBE for Services to Education.

Improving educational outcomes for children and young people has been put at the heart of the government’s levelling up strategy.

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