If you are a parent or grandparent of a child with additional needs, please take a moment to complete the SEN Survey being organised by Save Our School (Isle of Wight) campaign to help them get a clearer picture of demand.

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Save Our Schools (Isle of Wight) are appealing for help from parents on the Island with children with additional needs.

They’re inviting parents to take part in a SEN Survey which will be used to help build a true picture of the levels of SEN educational provision that is needed on the Island.

Proposed cuts to services A number of cuts to SEN Services on the Isle of Wight are planned. These cuts include:

  • Reducing the number of secondary Autism Spectrum Disorder specialists by 25%
  • Reducing the number of Island Learning Centre places by more than 10%
  • Cutting Special Educational Need outreach support
  • Reducing the hourly rate offered to support those with Education, Health and Care Plans

“Children are suffering” Some parents of children awaiting a Autism diagnosis have been kept waiting for more than 18 months, something that can detrimentally impact family life.

Find out more You can stay up-to-date with the latest by Liking the SOS Isle of Wight Facebook Page. Follow this link to the news story at On The Wight https://onthewight.com/sen-sur...