Dec 05, 2019
A school in Trafford has issued a legal challenge to regulator Ofsted in a bid to overturn being rated as ‘inadequate’.
Nov 27, 2019
A children's legal rights charity has launched an information hub to help professionals and community organisations challenge unfair school exclusions in England.
Nov 26, 2019
High Court judge says injunctions against street protests over teaching of “LGBT issues” at Birmingham school must continue
Injunctions restricting street protests over an infant and junior school’s teaching of “LGBT issues” should remain in place, a High Court judge has ruled.
Nov 20, 2019
Academy trust facing legal action over collective worship agrees to provide alternative materials and activities
A Church of England multi-academy trust facing legal action over compulsory collective worship in its schools has agreed to provide alternative inclusive materials and activities featuring no prayers or other acts of Christian worship.
Nov 19, 2019
The Legal Aid Agency has published the list of 21 providers appointed to two panels for the delivery of civil legal aid services in education and discrimination cases.
Nov 11, 2019
JUSTICE Report calls for mandatory training on the law for school teachers involved in excluding students
A new report has called for reform of the process by which schools permanently exclude students after suggesting that school teachers have an inconsistent understanding of their Equality Act duties and that Independent Review Panels (IRPs) lack the power to remedy unlawful exclusions.
Oct 29, 2019
MoJ data suggests 95% of SEN tribunal cases lost, withdrawn or conceded by local authorities, claims charity
Some 95% of decisions at special educational needs tribunals in 2017/18 were either won by parents, or saw local authorities withdraw or concede, it has been claimed.
Oct 23, 2019
Give parents direct line to appeal to Department for Education over failure by councils to comply with law on SEND, MPs say
Parents and schools should be given a direct line to appeal to the Department for Education where local authorities appear not to be complying with the law on support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), MPs have said.
Oct 21, 2019
NCG Corporation has appointed law firm Muckle to a contract for the provision of legal advisory services for up to four years.
Oct 10, 2019
London borough criticised over approach to deciding school transport applications for children with disabilities
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has heavily criticised a London borough over its failure to make agreed improvements to the way it decides school transport applications for children with disabilities.