Delighted to show the Minister for Children and Families – which covers special needs – the fantastic new facilities at Copleston High School to support pupils in years 7-11 with learning disabilities. I’m pleased with the rapid progress on this new unit, a facility which has been made a reality by government investment. In our conversation today, Minister Will Quince articulated the government’s commitment to ensuring every child is able to fulfil their potential.
Following the disappointing Suffolk SEND review, making sure we turn around the local provision for children with special educational needs is a priority for me. Better provision in mainstream settings, alongside improved special schools, presents an essential combined approach to give every child with special educational needs the route which is best suited to them.