Author: Anita Chopra

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Secondary school admissions – how prepared are you?

  Applying for a place at a secondary school can be a very stressful time for parents – particularly if they have a specific school in mind. Applications begin a year before children are set to start school, at the start of the autumn term, and the deadline – October 31st – is now upon […]

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My special needs child was refused an EHCP. What action can I take?

Under the Children and Families Act 2014, Local Authorities have a duty to consider requests for assessing the education, health and care needs of a child or young person, and where necessary issue an Education and Health Care Plan (EHCP). This is relevant where expected progress is not being made despite attempts by the school […]

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Is poor behaviour in schools taken seriously enough?
 

  Earlier this year, teacher, author and the UK’s “Behaviour Tsar” Tom Bennett, made the news by suggesting that the problem of poor behaviour in schools is not being taken seriously enough. Bennett warned that the extent of the issue has been severely underestimated by Ofsted, adding that schools with severe behavioural problems should be […]

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The rights of schoolchildren and students with disabilities

The Equality Act 2010 has comprehensive provisions in place relating to preventing discrimination in UK schools, colleges, universities and other educational institutions. The statute states that educational institutions must provide “reasonable adjustments” for pupils and students with disabilities to prevent them from being placed at a disadvantage by their disability.  Before attending any such institution, […]

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How can I remove my child from their independent school?

In the case of any dispute between the parent or guardian of a child and an independent school, there are a few basic rules that should always be respected: – If you are unhappy with any aspect of your child’s education, make sure to put your complaints in writing, in email or letter. – Always […]