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Special needs teaching assistants, amongst others, lose out to education cuts

Special needs teaching assistants, amongst others, lose out to education cuts
Funding cuts in education continue to have far-reaching effects in schools across the UK. Special needs teaching is sadly not exempt from these enforced belt-tightening measures, and lack of funding has meant less support for pupils and students with special educational needs right across the country.

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Match Solicitors will be at the Autism Show in London on 16 & 17 June

Match Solicitors will be at the Autism Show in London on 16 & 17 June
Match Solicitors is proud to be taking part in this year's Autism Show on 16 and 17 June at the ExCel Exhibition Centre in London. In recent years, Match Solicitors has been heavily involved in issues surrounding autism and education, fighting hard to ensure that schools, colleges, universities and Local Authorities fulfil their legal obligations when it comes to making necessary allowances for pupils and students affected by autism.

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Is poor behaviour in schools taken seriously enough?

Is poor behaviour in schools taken seriously enough?
In a report entitled "Creating a Culture: How school leaders can optimise behaviour", Tom Bennett wrote that enough evidence is available to suggest that the problem of bad behaviour in schools throughout the UK should be of national concern.

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Match Solicitors introduce Legal Matter magazine

Match Solicitors introduce Legal Matter magazine
Match Solicitors are proud to introduce Legal Matters magazine produced in conjunction with Asian Voice.

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Match Solicitors and Asian Voice

Match Solicitors and Asian Voice
Match Solicitors is pleased and proud to announce that we have teamed up with Asian Voice, the country's foremost English language magazine for next-generation UK Asians, to highlight, through the magazine we drafted entitled ‘Legal Matters’, the support that is available for families facing challenges within the education system.

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Is your child being adversely affected by high-pressure primary school testing?

Is your child being adversely affected by high-pressure primary school testing?
While some children remain unaffected by the introduction of the tests, the Key survey discovered that the incidence of anxiety, stress and actual panic attacks had increased in 78% of primary schools.

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What can be done if your child is hurt during a school trip?

What can be done if your child is hurt during a school trip?
Even today it is not unusual for schools to mistakenly believe that when outsourcing the organisation of events and activities to third parties, they are no longer responsible for the supervision or safety of its pupils. In reality, the opposite is true.

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I am an international student and have been disciplined by my university for my attendance record. I believe there has been miscommunication that has caused this. What can I do?

I am an international student and have been disciplined by my university for my attendance record. I believe there has been miscommunication that has caused this. What can I do?
Communication issues are so common for international students that every year our team of specialist education solicitors help hundreds of such students in a wide variety of different circumstances. Whether the issue is one of attendance, the submission of assignments or even plagiarism, it's important that you defend yourself if you've been treated unfairly.

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I don't believe I have been given adequate guidance by my university on what constitutes plagiarism and I've now been accused of it. What action can I take?

I don't believe I have been given adequate guidance by my university on what constitutes plagiarism and I've now been accused of it. What action can I take?
If you have been faced with allegations of plagiarism and you believe they are unfair or that you have not received adequate guidance about what constitutes plagiarism from your university or college, you can make an appeal to an Academic Misconduct Panel.

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National Offer Day for Primary Schools 2017 – Top 10 tips if you don’t get your first choice

National Offer Day for Primary Schools 2017 – Top 10 tips if you don’t get your first choice
If you don’t get the answer you want on National Offer Day, then take a look at our article to read our top 10 tips on what to do if you feel your child has been unfairly denied a place at your first choice school.

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Miss E Field, London

The service was first class and I was encouraged by the Solicitors sound knowledge of education law. Having a child with special needs is a challenge to any parent and the whole process of going to an educational tribunal can be quite daunting. Match Solicitors was able to get the job done professionally and to the highest standard and yet still retaining a very caring and human side which was very reassuring.

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I would be very willing to recommend Match Solicitors to anyone else needing a specialist education solicitor. They were thorough, knowledgeable, worked in a timely manner and were generally a pleasure to work with.

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