Brilliant blog on how destructive pupil ranking can be for SEN students
Originally posted on Special Needs Jungle:
Oh dear. We’ve always said communication is an issue with the SEN reforms but it’s fairly obvious that it spans education as a whole.
Can someone please let David Laws and Nick Clegg know about the reforms going through and let them have the memo about “promoting inclusion”.
When the Department for Education launched the Green Paper, two of their proposals were to give parents a real choice of a range of schools and give children with statements the right to express a preference for any state-funded mainstream or special school.
However, this morning Mr Laws and Mr Clegg have announced a consultation about plans to change performance measures for schools.
- Pupils aged 11 would be ranked in 10% ability bands across the year group
- Test results would be divided into bands of 10%
- Parents will be told how their child “measures up” to their peers
- A tougher minimum level…
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