Special Education in the United Kingdom

Watchdog criticises exams authority

Students with special needs 'treated poorly'

Education chiefs have come under fire from the Ombudsman for failing to meet the examination needs of students with learning difficulties.

Friday, 15 February, 2008, 12:00am

ESF's reluctance in dealing with special needs 'disappointing'

The English Schools Foundation is the only educational institution in Hong Kong that provides education for English-speaking students with special educational needs (SEN).

12 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Parents win special place on ESF board

Parents of children with special needs have welcomed a decision to give them a seat on the English Schools Foundation's proposed board of governors.

Legislators told a bills committee meeting last Saturday they had agreed the new ordinance governing the ESF should be amended to include a parent representing children with special needs on the board.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Voice urged for special needs on ESF board

Parents keen to ensure quality education for all

Parents of children with special needs have demanded their voices be heard by having a designated representative on the English Schools Foundation's proposed board of governors.

13 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Special needs tackled

The Education Bureau is in the process of coming up with a comprehensive funding scheme to support secondary students who have special needs.

22 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

More pupils win first school choice

The number of primary students being assigned to their first choice of secondary schools jumped from 48,986 last year to 52,533 this year - an increase from 62 per cent of pupils last year to 68 per cent this year - Education Bureau figures released yesterday show.

10 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Support for special needs is dire, say educators

Survey shows 62pc of respondents to be unhappy with aid

Educators have criticised the government for giving too little support for children with special educational needs who are integrated into mainstream schools.

Their comments follow complaints from the primary sector about inadequate aid in a survey.

8 Apr 2006 - 12:00am