Delivering Better Value in Special Educational Needs or Will We…

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Naomi Carter


This paper provides a commentary on the national ‘delivering better value’ (DBV) policy devised by the central government, for which various local authorities across the country have been ‘invited’ to take part. It seeks to gain a richer understanding of the reasons for the implementation of this policy and of the overarching system, along with the interconnected agents at play that affect the system, which the DBV is aiming to support and ultimately improve. It is not, however, a potted history as to the reasons why it has been introduced, nor does this paper provide an analysis of the policy. It provides a briefing for educators and academics who work within the system but may not be as familiar with the rationale behind its introduction.

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