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Archive of: 2017

I believe that my university is in breach of its contract towards me but how do I prove this?

I believe that my university is in breach of its contract towards me but how do I prove this?
Proving that your university is in breach of contract always comes down to gathering all the relevant evidence to support your case and presenting that evidence in a timely and professional manner through the correct channels. If your case is strong and your evidence is clear, you have a very good chance of succeeding.

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My child has been permanently excluded from their independent school. We would rather have the option of withdrawing them so that their record isn't blemished. What can we do?

My child has been permanently excluded from their independent school. We would rather have the option of withdrawing them so that their record isn't blemished. What can we do?
Being permanently excluded from an independent school can stay as a permanent mark on your child's academic record. Due to the fact that independent schools are different to state schools and have more flexibility in respect of how they manage their processes and procedures; parents of children who attend such schools often feel particularly vulnerable when disputes arise.

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I have been called to attend a Fitness to Practise panel and need advice. Can Match help?

I have been called to attend a Fitness to Practise panel and need advice. Can Match help?
It is of course, absolutely right that students studying for professional qualifications in medicine, law, social work and so on are subject to extremely high standards of behaviour, as there is a duty to the general public to ensure that such students conduct themselves in a manner that is highly professional and appropriate to their chosen field at all times. Match Solicitors have a proven track record in helping students clear their name before Fitness to Practise panels and getting them back on track and able to pursue their chosen career.

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My child's disability means they need extra time to sit their exams. What is an application for Access Arrangement?

My child's disability means they need extra time to sit their exams. What is an application for Access Arrangement?
All schools and colleges in the UK should inform pupils and students, as well as their parents, of the possibility of applying for access arrangement support with examinations and coursework. They should identify which of their pupils and students will require extra assistance in examinations and then apply for that additional support on their behalf.

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My child with special needs would be better served at a specialist residential school but the Local Authority are refusing to pay. What can I do?

My child with special needs would be better served at a specialist residential school but the Local Authority are refusing to pay. What can I do?
If it isn't possible to educate a child within a mainstream school because of their disability or special needs, then a formal assessment should be made by the Local Authority, who should then provide an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP), outlining specifically what special assistance your child needs and whether he or she would be best served in a mainstream or in a specialist residential school.

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I failed my viva voce examination but I believe that much of this is because of poor supervision on my PhD. What can I do?

I failed my viva voce examination but I believe that much of this is because of poor supervision on my PhD. What can I do?
The specific relationship between you and your college or university will be described in the contract you have signed with your institution, including said institution's specific policies, procedures, rules and regulations. In all UK educational institutions, however, there are a number of situations that result in a breach of contract.

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My child was refused an EHCP last year but I believe they should be reassessed. What action can I take?

My child was refused an EHCP last year but I believe they should be reassessed. What action can I take?
SENDIST is where a Panel considers appeals against Local Authority decisions concerning the special educational needs of a child/young person as assess a child’s educational, health and care needs; reassessing their special educational needs; maintaining the EHCP.

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I want to make a judicial review against the OIA. What's involved in doing this?

I want to make a judicial review against the OIA. What's involved in doing this?
Where students do not agree with the OIA's decision regarding their complaint and still don't feel that it's been satisfactorily dealt with, they can turn to the court, which has supervisory authority over the OIA's decisions. This challenge, generally will be against the decision of the OIA and the way in which the OIA made its decision.

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My GCSE grades were not as good as I'd hoped. Can I challenge them?

My GCSE grades were not as good as I'd hoped. Can I challenge them?
If your GCSE grades are not good enough to enable you to study for your A Levels next year, you might be feeling very concerned about the impact your results might have on your future. If you feel that your GCSE results are in some way inaccurate or unfair, you should follow the official appeals procedure and make sure that your concerns are addressed.

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Your A Level results are a disappointment — is there anything you can do about it?

Your A Level results are a disappointment — is there anything you can do about it?
If you are one of those unfortunate enough not to have achieved the grades you required, the plans you had for the career you were hoping to pursue may feel as though they are placed in serious jeopardy.

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