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If you believe that your child has been excluded from school as a result of their Special Educational Needs not being recognised or met you may need to consider the scenarios below.
Children without Statements:
- Asking for your child to be placed on School Action or School Action Plus.
- Asking for an urgent review of the Individual Education Plan.
- Writing to the Governors explaining why you feel that duties under S317 Education Act 1996 (to use their best Endeavour's to ensure that children with special needs receive provision to meet their needs) have not been fulfilled.
- Requesting a Statutory Assessment.
Children with Unquantified Statements:
- Asking for an urgent review of the Statement.
- Asking for an amendment to the statement in order to quantify the provision.
- Asking for an urgent meeting with the LEA Officer.
- Writing to the LEA about the breach of S324 of the Education Act 1996 if none of the provision is being “arranged”.
- Asking for a fresh statutory assessment.
Children with Quantified Statements:
- Whether the provision quantified in Part 3 of the Statement has been “arranged”. If not, write to the LEA with regard to their failure to fulfil their legal duty to “arrange'” the special education provision.
- Whether the provision quantified in Part 3 is the right kind of provision and whether their is enough of it. If not, write to the LEA with regard to an emergency review of the Statement.
Please also see these pages
Exclusion from schools - SEN considerations