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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Our clients approached us when the College where their 17 year old son was preparing to sit his ‘A’ levels, refused to progress an Application for Access Arrangements for 50% additional time for his summer examination series. This was a very difficult time for the young man, in any event, as he suffers from anxiety and was due to embark on his mock examinations without the extra time he required.
Our client had retired from teaching but had returned to the classroom on a Supply basis. Some pupils were unhappy with certain teaching approaches and phrases used in the classroom. The School commenced internal disciplinary proceedings but our client resigned because he had decided not to continue in teaching for health reasons.
I felt listened to and at my initial consultation I was given an honest objective opinion. Would be happy to recommend to others who find themselves at odds with their University.
Mr K Parmar, Middlesex
Match Solicitors were highly recommended to us not only for their undisputed comprehensive knowledge of the SEN legal minefield, but for their understanding of autism and other disorders and consequent compassionate work ethic. Their diligence and consummate professionalism ensured that the Local Authority were forced to take our son’s case seriously. It is almost impossible to articulate how grateful we are to Rishi and Anita for their hard work and dedication.
Mr & Mrs Williams, Hertfordshire
Whilst the SENDIST appeal process requires patience and clarity, we found Match Solicitors provided a faultless service. Diligent whilst being understanding. Our son is now in the school we required and is thriving due to the support of Match Solicitors throughout the process.