The recent research into provision for SEND within secondary schools across Southampton, commissioned by the Local Authority, is now complete. SAOS would like to thank all secondary schools for participating in this exciting piece of work. This short piece of action research identifies the strengths of secondary school provision for students with SEND, in order to provide a city wide overview in which good practice and expertise can be shared. It also considers the particular barriers faced by secondary schools and examines how schools are working to overcome these. Whilst there continues to be fairly negative press both nationally and locally about the quality of SEND provision in secondary schools and the challenges of reduced funding, the research highlights how some schools are developing innovative ways to maximise resources and provide flexible pathways of provision for pupils with SEND in SCC. The complete research is available via the SIP website.
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