‘Parents and LAs are not parties to the FA contract and therefore do not have a direct right to challenge either party if they fail to follow any provision of the contract, such as the duty to have regard to the SEN Code of Practice.’

Chillingly clear: Replace Education Law with Contract Law.

Ask Parents First

Information for parents

Primary Schools across Birmingham are being forced by the Department for Education to become academies.  One of the biggest areas of concern that has emerged from recent parent discussions is provision for children with special educational needs (SEN). This is a complex issue that  is further complicated by differences between what the DfE claims about SEN and academies, and what children and parents actually experience in the real world.  This post aims to highlight the main areas of concern for parents and bring together links and resources where parents can find out more.

This post will look at

  1. Admissions for SEN children seeking a place at an academy
  2. The obligations of an academy to meet a child’s needs

1. Admissions for SEN children seeking a place at an academy

The DfE claims that SEN children have the same rights of admission to an academy as they do…

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