Just made a speech in the chamber. The subject was social deprivation and Special Education Needs. When I recently visited a Youth Offending Institute, every single inmate has SEN and came from socially deprived backgrounds.
I think that tells us something. Education is the only secure pathway out of poverty, and it’s the only way to address SEN.
We have the infrastructure and the expertise within our education system to address many of the problems facing society today. Education is the key, education, education, education – now where have I heard that before and wasn’t it about ten years ago?