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Legal update

2 March 2021 The Disabled Students Commission – supporting students on their journey through higher education

Schools and education authorities in England have had a duty to provide reasonable adjustments for disabled pupils since 2002. Disabled pupils have been supported in this way within the school environment but what can they expect as they continue their education journey into higher education?

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2 March 2021 Advocacy in Action: school places during a national pandemic

Our team of qualified barristers will be reflecting on their extensive experience at hearings before Courts and Tribunals nationwide to identify key issues and lessons for education providers, considering the issue of claims arising from school placements during Covid-19 lockdown.

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14 January 2021 Department for Education (DfE) guidance on educational provision during lockdown

The government decision on lockdown and the subsequent Department for Education (DfE) guidance vulnerable children and the children of critical workers and actions for schools to take during lockdown.

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24 August 2020 Admissions Code consultation

The Department for Education (DfE) is currently consulting on a draft version of the School Admissions Code.

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24 June 2020 Admissions during Covid-19

Whilst the Department for Education (DfE) has implemented statutory changes to elements of the frameworks relating to admission appeals, exclusions and special educational needs, there have been no changes relating to the legislation relating to admissions.

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5 May 2020 Covid19: changes to special educational needs and disability (SEND) legislation

The DfE has published a notice under the Coronavirus Act 2020 as well as amending regulations and guidance which make some changes to the special educational needs and disability (SEND) framework arising from the Children & Families Act 2014 and the SEND Regulations 2014.

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25 March 2020 Coronavirus – guidance to social care and schools on vulnerable children and young people

With Covid-19 expected to place a substantial burden on statutory services and school closures being put into effect, the Government has now issued guidance on continued protection of this group.

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29 November 2019 Horizon scanning

In the first of what we hope will become a regular feature in Be Connected, Nick MacKenzie reviews what’s on the horizon for the education sector and briefly shares with you a number of themes.

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Guide

Review of SEND Framework

The House of Commons’ Education Committee has reported on the implementation of the new Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) framework under the Children and Families Act 2014.

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8 March 2019 SEN admissions

A recent judicial review case taken by an academy trust against a local authority has provided some useful guidance for schools when dealing with requests to admit children with EHCPs.

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