School Admissions & Exclusions - The Tricky Issues
This webinar will focus on some of the more unusual and difficult aspects of admissions law, as well as legal developments in exclusion law.
The admissions section of the webinar will discuss the requirements for schools proposing a change in age range or expansion onto a second site; and local authorities’ obligations to secure alternative education for children who can no longer attend their school due to illness or temporary placement outside the area.
The exclusions section of the webinar will look at recent case law on exclusions for pupils with special needs who exhibit challenging behaviour; and obligations on schools when considering placing pupils in off-site alternative provision. It will consider the impact of the Timpson review on exclusions policy and the practical implications for school, families and local authorities alike.
What You Will Learn
This webinar will cover the following:
- Legal obligations on schools seeking to expand their age range or expand onto a second site
- Legal requirements for schools considering establishing sixth forms
- Local authorities’ obligations to secure alternative education (including pursuant to s19 EA 1996) when a child is placed in temporary accommodation out of area or has mental health problems preventing school attendance
- The consequences for schools seeking to exclude pupils for violent behaviour, of the Upper Tribunal’s decision in C&C v Governing Body of a School, The Secretary of State for Education (First Interested Party) and the National Autistic Society (Second Interested Party) (SEN)
- Implications of C&C when schools are considering placing pupils in off-site alternative provision (and effect on case law such as R (HA, via his Father and Litigation Friend AA) v the Governing Body of Hampstead School and London Borough of Camden)
- Implications of Timpson review proposal for schools to retain responsibility for the results of pupils they exclude
This webinar was recorded on 18th October 2019