Tag: Education law

Children’s challenge to Hackney SEN budget cuts fails

High Court dismisses an ambitious systemic legal challenge to special educational needs policies in the London borough of Hackney. Here’s why.

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

On National Primary School Offer Day, parents and carers across the UK find out whether their children have been offered a place at their preferred maintained Primary School. Here’s a quick introduction to appealing refusal decisions.

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 […]