Some schools got more children through the statementing system, not always those with the most needy children.
Once resources were tied to a statement it was difficult to move the support to other priorities or support in other ways.
SENCOs were spending a great deal of time on paperwork associated with statementing rather than supporting the children.
The amount of money going into schools through statements was increasing exponentially year on year; an unsustainable growth rate.
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