Category: Education law

Separate, but (un)equal? How gender-based segregation in co-ed faith schools unlawfully discriminates

The Court of Appeal has found that separating male and female pupils in a co-ed faith school directly discriminates against each child under equalities law. This case could have far-reaching implications for educators and employers.

How to appeal the refusal of primary school places: an intro for parents & carers

It’s an anxious, exciting time of year for many parents and carers applying for primary school places at mainstream schools, […]

Hackney “super head” wins appeal against teaching ban

The High Court has overturned a teaching ban imposed by a professional regulator, citing concerns about defects in the procedure.

When is it ‘necessary’ for a child with SEN to be given an EHC Plan?

Special Educational Needs (‘SEN’) law can be something of a bureaucratic labyrinth, navigated with equal frustration by parents, carers, young persons […]

Teacher’s regulator acted outside its power in unlawful prosecutions

Teachers accused of unacceptable professional conduct are usually investigated by the regulator, the National College for Teaching and Leadership (‘NCTL’), and, if […]

Fresh articles on SEN and immigration law

I’ve just uploaded some new papers and articles to my Publications page. For those of you interested in SEN law, there […]

What SEN lawyers can learn from the #bakersmall twitter scandal

I have a confession: I am a Special Educational Needs (‘SEN’) lawyer and I work mainly for local authorities. On occasion […]

Birmingham leaves hundreds of SEN children in the lurch

Transfers from primary to secondary school can be a worrying time for parents. More so when their children have special educational […]