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Education for children out of school

Relevance: 100%      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.

Providing education for children out of school

Relevance: 99%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page provides information on your duties as a school and on local authorities to provide education for children who are out of school because of exclusion, illness or other reasons.

Providing education for children out of school

Relevance: 99%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on your duties as a school and on local authorities to provide education for children who are out of school because of exclusion, illness or other reasons.

Safeguarding children in school

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This page explains the duties placed upon schools to safeguard and protect children. It explains the law on child abuse, giving examples of different forms of abuse and what teachers should look out for.

Safeguarding children in school

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This page explains the duties placed upon schools to safeguard and protect children. It explains the law on child abuse, giving examples of different forms of abuse and what teachers should look out for.

School security and banning parents from school premises

Relevance: 80%      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: 80%      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.

School Admissions FAQ

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This page provides answers to FAQ's surrounding admissions for both primary and secondary schools

Banning parents from school premises

Relevance: 56%      Posted on: 6th November 2015

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.

Understanding school transport

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

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

Understanding school transport

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: 30th May 2016

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

Setting a school uniform policy

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This guide provides good practice examples for both maintained schools and academies.

Setting a school uniform policy

Relevance: 55%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This guide provides good practice examples for both maintained schools and academies.

Charging for school activities

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: 5th October 2017

Sections 449-462 of the Education Act 1996 govern the law on "charging for school activities". This applies to all maintained schools, academies and local authorities. This information page will cover what schools are able to charge for, what they are unable to charge for and also related areas such as optional extras and voluntary contributions. 

National Curriculum at Secondary School

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: 4th November 2016

This page provides information on the subjects that schools in England must teach in Key Stage 3 and Key Stage 4 and offers advice on what to do if you want to withdraw your child from certain subjects or examinations.

Education of children outside of their chronological age group

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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…

Discipline within school

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: 9th June 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.

Dealing with school attendance and absence

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: 27th May 2016

This page provides information on the law of attendance and the steps schools and Local Authorities can take in relation to absence.

Dealing with school attendance and absence

Relevance: 54%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on the law of attendance and the steps schools and Local Authorities can take in relation to absence.

School Meals

Relevance: 53%      Posted on: 25th October 2017

This page provides advice on what the expected standards are in relation to food provided in schools in England, outlines the role of the Governing Body, and stipulates the legal requirements contained in legislation. 

Types of school

Relevance: 53%      Posted on: 29th May 2015

This page describes the different types of schools in the UK and how they are funded and managed. It explains the difference between maintained schools, academies, free schools and independent schools.

School attendance and absence

Relevance: 53%      Posted on: 26th June 2015

This page provides information about the law on school attendance and the powers of the local authority in enforcing school attendance.

Education for looked after children

Relevance: 52%      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. 

Managing behaviour in school

Relevance: 52%      Posted on: 27th 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.

Managing behaviour in school

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.

Dealing with school complaints

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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: 52%      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.

Supporting children with medical needs in schools

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: 16th December 2015

This page provides information on the duties of schools to support children and young adults with medical needs. It explains the law on illness-related absences, administering medicine within school and individual healthcare plans.

School admissions

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: 5th August 2015

This page explains the legal definition of child abuse and the obligations of Children’s Services to investigate child protection concerns. It explains the different steps that Children’s Services can take to protect a child.

Understanding your school’s Equality duties

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This page provides information on disability discrimination and aims to clarify the duties education professionals have in ensuring that children are not unfairly discriminated against in school.

Understanding your school’s Equality duties

Relevance: 51%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on disability discrimination and aims to clarify the duties education professionals have in ensuring that children are not unfairly discriminated against in school.

Looked after children in schools

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This page provides information on looked after children and the obligations of schools in relation to looked after children.

Looked after children in schools

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 31st May 2016

This page provides information on looked after children and the obligations of schools in relation to looked after children.

Understanding the obligations of Children’s Services

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This page explains the duties of Children’s Services to act once a child protection referral is made. It explains the different investigations that can take place and the possible courses of action as a school you may need to be aware of.

Understanding the obligations of Children’s Services

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This page explains the duties of Children’s Services to act once a child protection referral is made. It explains the different investigations that can take place and the possible courses of action as a school you may need to be aware of.

School powers to search and screen pupils

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 11th April 2016

This page provides information on the powers of schools to screen and search pupils for prohibited items with and without their consent and the power to seize and confiscate items from pupils.

School admission appeals

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 5th August 2015

This 'how to guide' is designed to help parents explore their options and navigate their way through the school admissions appeals process for both infant class size appeals and standard class size appeals. Knowing where to turn and what options are available, can be very difficult for any parent wishing to secure their preferred school placement for their child. My child has not been offered a place at my preferred school, what are my options? Please note applications to schools is governed by The School Admissions Code 2014. The Code applies to all maintained schools and most Academies although it…

School exclusion

Relevance: 50%      Posted on: 15th July 2015

It is difficult to know what you can do when your child is excluded from school. This guide is here to help you understand your options if this does happen For the next few months we are asking parents of children who have been excluded to take part in a short survey about their experience of the exclusion process. This will help us feed into the government's review of school exclusions. If you would like to help us please click here   This guide applies to the following educational establishments in England: All maintained schools Community Foundation Voluntary Aided Voluntary Controlled Sixth…

School exclusion

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 15th July 2015

This page provides information about when a child can be excluded and the obligations of the school to review an exclusion and the right to appeal an exclusion.

The law on smacking children

Relevance: 49%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the law on smacking and physically disciplining children. It explains when this would amount to an offence and the possible defences to this.

Duties of Children’s Services

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Children’s services referral and assessment

Relevance: 46%      Posted on: 24th June 2015

This page explains the duties of Children's Services once a child protection referral is made. It describes the assessment process and timescales and explains possible outcomes of a child protection investigation.

Complaints against Children’s Services

Relevance: 46%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This how to guide explains the steps that you can take to make a complaint about the conduct or a decision of Children’s Services.

Services for children leaving care

Relevance: 46%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This page explains the duties of the Local Authority to provide services and support for children who have been looked after once they reach the age of 16.

Local Authorities’ duties in relation to Looked After Children

Relevance: 45%      Posted on: 22nd May 2015

This information page sets out the functions and responsibilities of local authorities under Part 3 of the Children Act 1989, which concerns the provision of local authority support for children and families. Specifically, this page will detail Local Authorities' duties in relation to care planning and placement decisions. 

Complaints to schools

Relevance: 17%      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.