Forgotten children – Education Committee Report
Janata Ali | 25.07.2018
A problem involving your child’s education is unsettling for them and you. Your first step is to discuss it with the school or the Local Authority, but sometimes it can be difficult to find a solution. Naturally you’ll want it to be resolved quickly so your child can carry on with their education.
As one of the few law firms in the UK to specialise in educational law, we are familiar with all the issues that frequently occur and the approaches required to resolve them. We understand this can be an emotional time, for your child, you and your family. You can trust us to be calm, approachable and professional, and to support you every step of the way.
Children can be excluded from school for a number of reasons. A head teacher should only make this decision as a last resort. Depending on the length of their exclusion, you can appeal to the school’s governing body or the Independent Appeal Panel. Please contact us to see how we could help you prepare or represent you at the hearing.
Education is obligatory for children of compulsory school age. You can send them to a Local Authority school or make your own arrangements, through private education or educating them at home.
If your child is of compulsory school age and out of school, the Local Authority has a duty to provide them with a suitable education. By liaising with the Local Authority on your behalf, we can help you obtain a school place for your child, interim educational provision, an education package or home tuition. Whatever the Local Authority provides, it must be suitable for your child’s age, ability and aptitude.
As a parent, you’re responsible for ensuring your child attends school regularly. The Local Authority can help by providing travel arrangements to facilitate that attendance, if your child is eligible.
If you think the local authority should be providing transport for your child to and from school but are failing to do so, we can investigate and if necessary, challenge their decision. Our expert support can help ensure they benefit from the education they need at this important time in their life.
education, special educational needs,
Nicholas Endean | 02.05.2018