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Dealing with school complaints

Relevance: 93%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

As a school you may from time to time receive complaints. It is always important to address these in a timely manner with as little disruption to the child’s education as possible. As part of this an effort should be made to reduce as much animosity as possible between the school and the complainant.

Dealing with school complaints

Relevance: 93%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

As a school you may from time to time receive complaints. It is always important to address these in a timely manner with as little disruption to the child’s education as possible. As part of this an effort should be made to reduce as much animosity as possible between the school and the complainant.

Complaints to schools

Relevance: 93%      Posted on: 11th June 2015

This how to guide sets out the steps that you can take to make a complaint against a school or teacher and how to escalate this matter further.

Understanding school transport

Relevance: 88%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on free school transport to children and young people.

Understanding school transport

Relevance: 87%      Posted on: 30th May 2016

This page provides information on free school transport to children and young people.

Police powers of protection & Emergency protection orders

Relevance: 86%      Posted on: 8th March 2018

This information page will set out the law surrounding Police protection and Emergency Protection Orders which are options available to use in an emergency when a child is at risk of imminent harm. Please see the table below to find out further information.  Police protection powers/Emergency protection orders  The table below is divided into two columns - Police protection powers and Emergency protection orders. The table includes the following information: Definition Legislative context Timescales Who is able to apply? What are the effects of such powers/orders? What are the duties on the responsible authority?  Police protection powers Emergency protection orders…

Education for children out of school

Relevance: 77%      Posted on: 26th June 2015

This page provides information on the duties of schools and Local Authorities to provide education for children out of school because of exclusion, illness or other reasons.

Complaints to schools

Relevance: 76%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page provides information on the duties of schools and Local Authorities to deal with complaints against a school or teacher and how the complaint can be escalated to higher authorities.

Education for looked after children

Relevance: 70%      Posted on: 19th January 2018

The Children Act 1989 places a legal duty on Local authorities to safeguard and promote the welfare of looked after children. This duty extends to promoting the child’s educational achievement and this information page will seek to explore the specific duties placed on Local Authorities in relation to the education of a looked after child. 

Education of children outside of their chronological age group

Relevance: 68%      Posted on: 13th June 2019

This information page provides information on the education of children outside of their chronological age group. This will include the rules governing education outside of chronological age group for admission to school and for children already on the school roll.  Introduction Department for Education guidance states the following on this topic:  ''The government would agree that, in general, children should be educated in their normal age group, with the curriculum differentiated as appropriate, and that they should only be educated out of their normal age group in very limited circumstances.'' The most discernible example of a ''limited circumstance'' is admission…

Young carers

Relevance: 66%      Posted on: 22nd June 2015

This page explains the duties of the local authority to assess and provide support to young people who care for family members.

Transport

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: 24th June 2015

This page provides information on the duties of local authorities to provide free school transport to children and young people.

School security and banning parents from school premises

Relevance: 64%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page explains the law on barring a parent from entering the premises of a school including how a parent can make representations about this and the consequences of breaching a bar.

School security and banning parents from school premises

Relevance: 62%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page explains the law on barring a parent from entering the premises of a school including how a parent can make representations about this and the consequences of breaching a bar.

Complaints to Independent Schools

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: 7th September 2015

What is the complaints procedure for a complaint against an Independent School? Under the Education (Independent School Standards) (England) Regulations 2010, Schedule 1, Part 7, paragraph 25, independent schools are required to publish a written complaints procedure which parents can request. Independent schools can have their own complaints procedure. The school's complaints policy should set out clear timescales for the complaint, allow for a complaint to be made and considered initially on an informal basis, establish a procedure for complaints to be made in writing and make provision for a hearing before a panel. Before making a complaint to the school,…

Register and re-register a child’s birth

Relevance: 57%      Posted on: 14th August 2018

General Information Parents of a new-born child are legally required to register the child's birth in order to obtain a birth certificate and give him/her an official identity.  A child's birth must be registered within 42 days of his or her date of birth and the birth should be registered at the local register office for the area where the child was born.  Further information can be found here: www.gov.uk/register-birth Married parents Either parent can register the birth if they were married to each other at the time of the child's birth. The birth certificate will include both parent's details. …

Preventing and tackling bullying

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page provides information on the duties of schools and local authorities to prevent and tackle bullying in schools.

Preventing and tackling bullying

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on the powers of schools to discipline their students for example the use of detention, seclusion or isolation, searching and screening students and reasonable use of force.