Resolving disagreements

When could a parent use additional support needs mediation?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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If you are concerned about your child’s education or additional support needs, talking to your child’s school is a good place to start. It’s often possible for issues to be sorted out by explaining your concerns to your child’s teacher or head teacher, or by asking to discuss your child’s Personal Learning Plan or Individualised [read more...]

When can a parent use independent adjudication?

Last updated: 15/07/16

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Schools and education authorities should work with parents to sort out any difficulties.  If agreement cannot be reached informally there are more formal routes a parent can use such as mediation or independent adjudication. For example, if the disagreement has caused a breakdown in the relationship between yourself and the school you can ask for [read more...]

MYTH: It is not possible to appeal the exclusion of a child with additional support needs

Last updated: 04/11/15

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All parents have the right to appeal an exclusion (pupils may also appeal the exclusion if they are able to understand the process of appealing). When a child is excluded the school must, within 8 days, write to you to tell you why your child was excluded, any conditions for your child’s readmission to school [read more...]

Working well with parents and carers

Last updated: 04/11/15

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At last year’s Enquire seminar, Working smarter together for additional support, one of the discussion sessions was on Better Working Relationships by Working at Relationships. It was presented by a parent of a child with additional support needs, Willie Rutherglen, who spoke honestly and openly about his experiences of working with professionals and gave practical [read more...]

Children in Scotland magazine articles – Routes to Resolution

Last updated: 25/03/15

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Three articles on resolving disagreement related to additional support for learning. [read more...]

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