Ofsted report on special needs comes under fire

Well, this story seems to have some legs.

It broke intially under the angle that children had been wrongly identified as having special educational needs when all they really needed was better teaching. But things are never that simple. News these days often has some sort of editorial agenda behind it giving it a certain ‘spin’- worth bearing in mind when you read this kind of thing. Looks behind the headlines to see what is really driving the story before making a judgement.

But it is tempting to think that some children, even if they do fall under the current definition of having special educational needs, actually just need a dose of discipline applied to their teaching and that some of the issues these children have are a result of dysfunctional family environments. But that’s just my opinion…


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