The Legal Aid Agency has changed the way that education law and discrimination law advice will be delivered after 1st September 2019.  The scope of Education Law advice under the…

Continue Reading Education Law and Discrimination Legal Aid Contracts – Post 1st September 2019

Infant classes and the limited right of appeal With infant class places being allocated across the country today, many parents will be consoling themselves in the knowledge that they have…

Continue Reading Infant Class Appeals Update 16.4.2019

The Upper Tribunal has widened the scope for potential disability discrimination cases relating to exclusions by removing the exemption of pupils who have “a tendency to physical abuse”.  In C…

Continue Reading Excluded Pupils With A Tendency To Physical Abuse

The Upper Tribunal reminded Local Authorities of the need to make EHC plans suitably specific. In B-M and B-M v Oxfordshire County Council (SEN) [2018] UKUT 35 (AAC) HS/3005/2017 the…

Continue Reading Upper Tribunal Re-Affirms The Need For Specificity In EHC Provision

The powers of the First Tier Tribunal were extended from 3rd April 2018 as part of a 2 year national trial.  The extended powers enable the Tribunal to make non-binding…

Continue Reading Special Educational Needs – National Trial Social Care and Health Provision – 1 Year On

What is a Managed Move A managed move is a voluntary agreement between schools, a pupil and their parents that the pupil will be educated at a new school rather…

Continue Reading School Exclusions – “The Un-Managed Move”

SECONDARY SCHOOL TRANSFERS - 6th April 2018   With many pupils and parents today receiving details of the school where they have been offered a place, Phil Storey, Education Law…

Continue Reading Secondary School Transfers

On 14 March 2018, the Supreme Court upheld the dismissal of head teacher, for failing to disclose a relationship with person convicted of a sexual offence. In Reilly v Sandwell…

Continue Reading Safeguarding – Headteacher’s duty of disclosure

GRAMMAR SCHOOL PLACES AND APPEALS - MARCH 2017   Many parents will today receive details of whether their child has been allocated at place at the grammar schools where they…

Continue Reading Grammar School Appeals – March 2017