This paper is based on the policy seminar on ‘Changes in SEN / disability provision, pressures on ordinary schools and parental choice: a review of inclusive education and its prospects’ on 30 January 2018, London. Presentations, which are reported in this paper, covered:
- A summary of recent trends research – rising special school placement, an academisation effect? (Dr Alison Black, University of Exeter, Graduate School of Education);
- Pressures on ordinary schools: (Lizzie Harris: Acting Head: Tollgate Primary School, Newham);
- A Local authority perspective (Jenny Andrews: Manchester) and
- Parental perspectives on choice and inclusion (Jayne Fitzgerald and Claire-Marie Whiting (Rotherham).