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
Ofsted investigating unregistered schools “with one hand tied behind our backs”, warns Chief Inspector
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
Council to undertake full audit of education provision, pay out £17,500 after Ombudsman finds multiple failures in SEN support
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.