Feb 18, 2020
Warwickshire County Council has said it will review its decisions in two cases in which it denied parents’ requests for deferred summer-born children to start school in reception class rather than year one after receiving criticism from the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman (LGO).
Feb 13, 2020
A case funded by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has seen a pupil win a settlement from a school which excluded her over the size of her hair.
Feb 12, 2020
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a formal inquiry into how schools are monitoring and recording their use of restraint, “following widespread concerns about its use and the lack of data available”.
Feb 11, 2020
The Luminate Education Group, which has more than 22,000 students, is seeking to appoint a contractor or contractors to provide legal services.
Feb 11, 2020
The University of Hertfordshire is to procure legal services worth an estimated £1.7m.
Feb 10, 2020
The University of Derby has named five law firms to a legal services contract worth an estimated £600,000 over four years.
Feb 06, 2020
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has criticised Luton Borough Council after an investigation found that the local authority had carried out “significantly fewer” annual reviews of children’s Education, Health and Care (EHC) Plans than the law requires.
Feb 06, 2020
The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has recommended a local authority pay more than £8,000 after a girl with autism missed out on around 18 months of special education support because of council delays.
Feb 06, 2020
The Supreme Court has given a county council permission to appeal in a dispute over whether the ownership of land, which was gifted to a school under the School Sites Act 1841, reverted to the donor’s estate when the school ceased to operate from the gifted land.
Jan 30, 2020
The University of East Anglia has paid out £142,512 to students after their personal details were mistakenly sent to hundreds by email.
Jan 28, 2020
Birmingham City University is to establish a multi-provider framework agreement for the provision of legal services worth an estimated £4m.
Jan 21, 2020
Legal constraints still make it too easy for illegal schools to operate in defiance of the law, the head of Ofsted has warned in her annual report.
Jan 17, 2020
Councils across England are being reminded about the financial support they must provide to foster carers’ school transport expenses following an investigation by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman into Wolverhampton council.
Jan 17, 2020
The Local Government Ombudsman has issued a rare further report stating their recommendations were not implemented by Medway Council and the correct process to disagree with the recommendations was not followed.
Jan 14, 2020
The London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames has agreed to carry out a full audit of its education provision and pay £17,500 to three families after the Local Government Ombudsman strongly criticised the council’s children’s service provider, Achieving for Children, for not effectively supporting children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).
Jan 09, 2020
A campaign group has threatened the governing body of a school on the Isle of Wight with a judicial review challenge in a dispute over reorganisation.
Dec 31, 2019
The Court of Appeal earlier this month granted the family of a Leicestershire teenager with special educational needs permission to appeal a High Court ruling dismissing their legal challenge over proposed changes to the county council’s school transport policy.
Dec 20, 2019
Three claimants are crowd funding a legal challenge against Oxfordshire County Council in a bid to remove the Oxfordshire Trans Inclusion Toolkit recommended to schools and educational settings, which they argue is “unlawful and damaging to children”.
Dec 17, 2019
A court has quashed Cornwall Council’s decision to refuse to provide funding that would enable a college to run a specialist three-year course for disabled young people on a five-day-a-week basis.
Dec 16, 2019
Essex County Council and the Governing Body of Sawyers Hall College were not ‘occupiers’ of a college building where a number of people suffered health problems from carbon monoxide exposure, the High Court has ruled.
Dec 09, 2019
The University of Reading is to appoint law firms to a legal services framework worth an estimated £1m over four years.
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
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
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.