School Exclusion: The Parent Guide

School Exclusion – the book is released! It’s no secret that I quite enjoy writing.  Although, to be fair, I can’t write in a formal and proper manner.  It may be that I find that style of writing a little ‘boring’ to read.  So, I write the way I talk.  From the...

SEN Funding in Schools

SEN Funding We all know schools are short of money in general, but there is particular confusion around SEN funding. I read many times (from parents): “If your child is on the SEN register the school gets £6000 they have to spend on them, demand it!” And equally as...

School Attendance

SCHOOL ATTENDANCE Conversations about attendance often pop up in my feed. School have just sent me a letter moaning about his attendance when they’re the ones that excluded him. I’ve just been threatened with a fine even though they know I can’t get her to school...

Reasonable Adjustments

WHAT ARE REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS? The guidance for schools around reasonable adjustments is found in the Equality Act 2010. The DfE published a pdf guide (DFE-00296-2013) which can be downloaded from their website for free.  Or you can buy a bound version from my...

Illegal Exclusions

(This post refers to Fixed term exclusions) I mentioned in my exclusions post that I believe we sometimes need time to calm down and collect our thoughts.  This cooling off period is unfortunately classed as an unlawful exclusion.  So how do you know whether your...

Applying for an EHC Assessment

I have the honour of having been adopted by one particular Facebook group where my skills come in particularly useful…in fact you’ve probably ended up on this page as a result of following one of my replies there. One of the questions frequently posed is...