Parents claim education system is failing ‘lost generation’ of special needs children

Parents across the East have spoken out against the education system – claiming it is failing a ‘lost generation’ of children with special educational needs. It’s after a poll by the National Education Union revealed more than 40% of children over the age of four are not in full time school. It also found that half of parents aren’t happy about provision and nearly three-quarters believe they aren’t given adequate support to help their child. Michelle White’s son Alex was 13 before his needs were met in the classroom, despite being diagnosed when he was six. She had to fight and win a tribunal to secure a place in a specialist school. Read More.