Helen Morgan raises state of Shropshire SEND provision with Education Minister

1 May 2024
Helen speaking in Parliament

North Shropshire MP Helen Morgan has raised the case of a Year 9 student in her constituency struggling to access special educational need support, speaking in the House of Commons chamber in questions to Damian Hinds MP, the Minister for Education.

Helen Morgan told the Commons that instead of receiving one-to-one support, the pupil in question had instead received detention for not completing work fast enough – a major downgrade on the provision they had received previously outside of Shropshire.

The student is just one of many whose families have contacted Helen for support due to the difficulties they have faced accessing appropriate provision in Shropshire.

The MP made a plea to the Education Minister to provide proper provision for pupils in North Shropshire and stop even more families being let down due to a lack of places.

Helen Morgan, MP for North Shropshire, said, “I met a lady on Saturday who has moved within Shropshire. It took ten weeks for her Year 9 son with SEN to be placed in a school.

“He's been placed in a school without any one-to-one support, which is a big downgrade on his previous situation, and his parents reported to me that all he has received from the school is detention for not completing his work fast enough.

“We are desperately short of special educational needs places in Shropshire. Can the Minister reassure me that the Government are looking at Shropshire and working to provide proper provision for those children who are being so badly let down?”

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