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Ofsted: Special needs 'used too widely'

Thousands of pupils are being wrongly labelled as having special educational needs when all they require is better teaching and support, Ofsted says.

The watchdog said up to a quarter of pupils in England identified as having special needs would not be labelled as such if schools focused more on teaching for all their children.

The National Union of Teachers said such claims were "insulting and wrong".

Gillian Hargreaves reports.

  • 14 Sep 2010
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