Reasonable Adjustments

WHAT ARE REASONABLE ADJUSTMENTS? The guidance for schools around reasonable adjustments is found in the Equality Act 2010. The DfE published a pdf guide (DFE-00296-2013) which can be downloaded from their website for free.  Or you can buy a bound version from my...

Illegal Exclusions

(This post refers to Fixed term exclusions) I mentioned in my exclusions post that I believe we sometimes need time to calm down and collect our thoughts.  This cooling off period is unfortunately classed as an unlawful exclusion.  So how do you know whether your...

Exclusions, the Law and SEN

Well, somehow in adding the video, I managed to delete the essay I’d typed!  (I might know my stuff around SEN, schools and systems…but websites are a whole other beast!) In 23 years of teaching, I never felt the need to permanently exclude a student. ...