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Non-maintained special schools: intervention and accountability
When the Department for Education will intervene in a failing or underperforming non-maintained special school (NMSS).
Guidance for non-maintained special schools (NMSS), including children’s homes registered as special schools. It outlines how and why the Department for Education will intervene if a NMSS is underperforming or failing, including:
- failure to meet national minimum standards
- inadequate residential provision
- inadequate financial health
A NMSS is a school for children with special educational needs, approved by the Secretary of State for Education under section 342 of the Education Act 1996.