I was troubled to see this this morning; I thought it was terrifically difficult to get SEN provision anyway, and one wonders what parent would want a 'slow' child 'labelled' in such a way? Isn't it just about getting appropriate support for a child?
The practice of wrongly labelling hundreds of thousands of pupils as having special needs is to be ended.
One in five children in England – about 1.7million – is given extra help at school, most of them with genuine problems such as autism, dyslexia and hearing problems.
But ministers believe that up to 450,000 youngsters are identified as having special educational needs, or SEN, without justification.