My friend's school is in the process of getting rid of just about every teaching assistant they have! The new head says that the amount they cost (there are a lot there) doesn't justify the benefits they offer and results do not significantly improve by having them! Is this a widespread thing, I wonder, or just a one-off in her school?
aroom i didn't even know that No wonder school are fobbing me off re statementing! So if she doesn't get a statement, she won't get any extra help? Is that was this means? If so i bloody hate David Cameron
I think the threshold and criteria for Education Health and Care plan will be up to the individual boroughs to decide. But from what I've read, there is a far greater emphasis on Health than before. Not sure what criteria you are using to apply for a statement but you may still be able to get a EHCP, and if you do, you will be entitled to have a say in how the money will be used.