New Ofqual Guidance on Making Assessments Accessible for Students

Students are to benefit from updated Ofqual guidance on how to make exams and other assessments as accessible as possible to all. The new guidance is published following a 12-week consultation, in which there was strong support from respondents, students and their representatives, including those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Also published are data on the number of children and young people with a statement of special educational needs (SEN) or education, health and care (EHC) plan in England and recommends that Employment laws need to support access to secure employment, with sufficient wages and rights that fit in with family life, including greater control over working hours and arrangements.