When parents enter into a dispute with independent schools, they often feel especially vulnerable, imagining that they have no legal protection. Thankfully, this is not true and independent schools must still adhere to the rules of fairness, the Independent Schools Regulations and if they breach their procedures, you could have a claim for breach of contract.
The role of an Independent Review Panel is to review the specifics of your child's case, particularly with regard to the circumstances surrounding their exclusion. They will look into the interests not only of your child, but also other pupils and members of school staff.
We represented our client whose daughter was excluded from an independent school, following an incident concerning substance abuse. Our client’s daughter was otherwise a good student, achieving well, though she had recently been diagnosed with ADHD. The incident leading to the exclusion took place after the diagnosis.
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.