'Our lives have been taken up with battling the system'
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'Our lives have been taken up with fighting and battling the system'

Schools in England are struggling to support the 1.1 million pupils with special needs or disabilities (SEND) in mainstream classrooms, a report says.

A survey of 1,100 school leaders found delays to assessments, insufficient budgets and cuts to local authorities were hampering the ability to cope.

The study by The Key, which provides leadership and management support to schools, calls for increased funding.

The government says it has increased funding for those with "high needs".

Mary Bush spoke to the BBC about her fight to get her son Alex's needs recognised.

  • 02 Jun 2016