Education conference

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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A CONFERENCE to discuss how to remove barriers in education was held in Portsmouth.

Almost 100 delegates went to the first Inclusion Conference, which was attended by Jane Friswell, chief executive of the National Association for Special Educational Needs.

Councillor Neill Young, in charge of children and education at Portsmouth City Council, said: ‘We want Portsmouth to be a city where all children are educated in good or outstanding schools and achieve their potential.

‘In order to achieve this we need to remove the barriers to achievement, especially those with special educational needs or from vulnerable groups.

‘We hope this conference will become an annual event that will put Portsmouth on the map.’