The Law, You And Schools

Education law

'Negligence could include a failure to educate, to take proper account of dyslexia and other learning difficulties.'

Fees, bullying, breach of contract, negligence...The vast majority of schools act fairly and provide good pastoral care; it is only occasionally that things go wrong. Parents need to be advised as to whether they have a genuine complaint or not. I do not regard it as my function to encourage disaffected parents to take a stand against the school - if they do not have a legitimate complaint, then they need to be told so firmly.


SEN And Scottish Law
Scotland's Education Act 'It is imperative that parents are aware of their rights in order that they access the appropriate system The Act does give a power to an LA to help a child...

First Tier Tribunals - SEND
With thanks to David Ruebain, education and disability lawyer (England) Grounds for appealing SENDIST - the Special Educational Needs tribunal was set up in 1994 to deal with appeals...

The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
Since September 2002, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 has been extended (by the Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001) to cover discrimination faced by disabled...


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