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The Coram Children's Legal Centre has produced this guide, which provides information on bullying, what schools are required to do to prevent it, and how schools should deal with it effectively. It also provides practical advice on what parents can do if their child is being bullied, and what to do if the school fails to support their child.
The Department for Education (DfE) has today (4 Jan 2013)issued new guidance on the provision of education for children & young people with health needs.
An information booklet from Milton Keynes Council giving information and answering some frequently asked questions about dyslexia.
Milton Keynes Dyslexia Policy was first developed over a period of two years by a working party of psychologists from the Educational Psychology Service (EPS) and SEN advisory teachers from the Special Educational Needs and Disability Inclusion Service (SENDIS). The process included consultation with the Advisers for English and for Special Educational Needs, discussions with special educational needs co-ordinators (SENCOs) and head teachers, and meeting local parents and the Milton Keynes Dyslexia Association. Members of the working party also discussed the policy with officers and members of the Local Authority (LA) and with colleagues in the Health Service.
The review of special educational needs processes, procedures and provision has now finished, and the report has been published.
A booklet produced by the Admissions Team of Milton Keynes Council. Contains all the admissions information: general information on types of schools, school details, admissions procedures, admissions timeline, how to apply for a school, allocations and appeals, transport etc.
A booklet produced by the Admissions Team of Milton Keynes Council and issued to all Year 6 pupils in September of that year. Contains all the admissions information: general information on types of schools, school details, admissions procedures, admissions timeline, how to apply for a school, allocations and appeals, transport etc.
Contact a Family has joined forces with Parentline Plus to produce a new guide about dealing with bullying, for parents of disabled children. The guide is packed full of information and tips around spotting the signs of bullying, action and strategies you can take as a parent, and your child's rights. The guide was developed from a range of stories and experiences told to us by parents of disabled children affected by bullying. Their tips and stories are included throughout the guide.
The National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) has produced this briefing on behalf of parent partnership services. It provides an overview of what must and what may be provided for a young person as they transition into adult services.
The National Parent Partnership Network (NPPN) has produced a flowchart to help understand the transition processes for young people aged 4 - 25 years. Written in July 2012
The National Parent Partnership Newtwork (NPPN) have provided a briefing for parent partnership services on transition. It covers education, employments, welfare, health and social care issues.
This leaflet from Ofsted explains how they may be able to help if you have a concern about your child's school, and you are not satisfied with the responses you have received from the school, Governing Body or the Local Authority.
This leaflet is produced by the Department for Children, Schools and Families. It comprises of a list of free services for all parents and carers, including telephone helplines and websites.
This document sets out the Government’s expectations of good practice in the provision of impartial Parent Partnership Services (PPS) and increase parents confidence in them.
Guidance from the DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families). A parenting contract is an agreement between a parent or carer and either the Local Authority (LA) or the governing body of a school. Your child's school or LA may offer a parenting contract if your child is truanting, if they have beenexcluded from school or if they have misbehaved at school.
Guidance on Education-Related Parenting Contracts, Parenting Orders and Penalty Notices from the DCSF (Department for Children, Schools and Families). Guidance and regulations relating to parenting contracts in cases of exclusion from or misbehaviour at school or truancy; parenting orders in cases of exclusion from or serious misbehaviour at school; and penalty notices for parents in cases of truancy or in connection with the whereabouts of their child when excluded.
The ICO (Information Commisioner's Office) has produced guidance (attached) to dispel any confusion and explain parents’ rights under the Act. The guidance also provides advice for local education authorities and those working within schools, explaining that the Data Protection Act is unlikely to apply in most situations where photographs are taken by parents in schools.