Yesterday, I attened a particularly interesting Education Select Committee where we had the privilege of hearing directly from students who have special educational needs about their experiences. Many of them spoke on how they would like to be more involved and listened to throughout the process. They also said that more should be done through school to support them to be independent and find work where its possible.
This session was part of our inquiry into Special Educational Needs provision, which for me is one of the most important issues we currently face.
They were all very intelligent, articulate young people whose experiences were very important to hear and learn from. You can see the full session, which was one of the most rewarding since I joined the committee last year, on Parliament TV here.