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Learning disabled need better support from education to adult life

Young people with learning disabilities in Northern Ireland need better support from education to adult life according to a research report by Queen’s University, Belfast. The report called ‘Don’t Box Me In: Disability, Identity and Transitions to Young Adult Life’ … Continue reading

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British Dyslexia Association criticises new GCSE plans

Government changes to GCSEs which scrap continuous assessment in favour of final exams at the end of two years in England have been criticised by the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) saying that measuring achievement solely on final exams will greatly … Continue reading

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Government announces £9k bursaries for SEN teaching graduates

The Government has announced that graduates looking to specialise in Special Educational Needs (SEN) teaching could be eligible for bursaries of up to £9,000 to help fund initial teacher training. The funds are designed to encourage graduates to teach in … Continue reading

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Changes in EFA funding for students aged 19-24 with learning difficulties or disabilities.

The Education Funding Agency (EFA) has announced changes in the funding arrangements for students aged 19-24 with learning difficulties or disabilities (LD/D). From September 2013, students starting a new course in further education will only qualify for EFA funding if … Continue reading

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