Children with autism are illegally excluded from school activities study finds – The Independent

Posted February 12th, 2014 in autism, children, news, school exclusions, special educational needs by sally

‘Four in 10 children with autism have been temporarily excluded from school activities, it has been revealed.’

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The Independent, 11th February 2014

Source: www.independent.co.uk

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Update – exclusions; LA interventions; missing education; and there’s no such thing as a free lunch… – Education Law Blog

‘This post picks up on two recent education cases, the Ofsted report on children missing education and funding arrangements for free school meals.’

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Education Law Blog, 9th December 2013

Source: www.education11kbw.com

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Consent orders and school exclusions – Hardwicke Chambers

Posted November 19th, 2013 in appeals, consent orders, education, news, school exclusions by sally

“Perhaps I ought to start with a confession: there isn’t really any such thing as a ‘consent order’ when it comes to school exclusion hearings. But what is the correct approach to take when all of the parties involved in a school exclusion case agree on what their desired outcome is? The Administrative Court has given some helpful guidance in its recent decision of SA v London Borough of Camden Independent Appeal Panel and H School [2013] EWHC 3152 (Admin).”

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Hardwicke Chambers, 8th November 2013

Source: www.hardwicke.co.uk

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Prosecute teachers ‘for imposing backdoor exclusions’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 24th, 2013 in fines, news, reports, school exclusions, teachers by sally

“Schools should be hit with huge fines and even criminal prosecutions for attempting to exclude pupils ‘by the back door’, the Children’s Commissioner has warned.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th April 2013

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

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Disability discrimination and exclusions in Wales – 11 KBW

Posted April 11th, 2013 in disability discrimination, news, school exclusions, Wales by sally

“This paper sets out an overview of exclusions law, focusing in particular on permanent exclusions from maintained schools and disability discrimination claims.”

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11 KBW, 3rd April 2013

Source: www.11kbw.com

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Schools ‘illegally excluding pupils’ – BBC News

Posted March 19th, 2012 in appeals, human rights, inquiries, news, school exclusions by sally

“Some schools in England are illegally excluding pupils, sometimes permanently, without going through the full formal process, a report says.”

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BBC News, 19th March 2012

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

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Human rights warning over school discipline plans – BBC News

“Wide-ranging new powers for teachers to search pupils and delete photos from their phones may fall foul of human rights laws, MPs and peers have warned.”

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BBC News, 14th June 2011

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Bill gives heads powers to exclude violent pupils – The Guardian

Posted January 27th, 2011 in bills, education, news, school exclusions by sally

“Headteachers will be given greater powers to exclude violent and aggressive pupils in a series of major school reforms published today.”

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The Guardian, 27th January 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Regina (LG) v Independent Appeal Panel for Tom Hood School (Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, interested party) – WLR Daily

Regina (LG) v Independent Appeal Panel for Tom Hood School (Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, interested party) [2010] EWCA Civ 142; [2010] WLR (D) 56

“A decision on the balance of probabilities that a school pupil had produced a knife during a fight was sufficient to found his permanent exclusion from the school. It did not infringe his right to a fair hearing before the decision-maker under art 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms, since he had no arguable right under domestic law to continue to be educated at the school without good reason, and thus had no ‘civil right’ to do so. The appeal panel was not determining a criminal charge against the pupil: the sanction of permanent exclusion from a particular school was insufficiently severe to render the charge against him criminal.”

WLR Daily, 2nd March 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

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Regina (V: a Child) v Independent Appeal Panel for Tom Hood School and Others – Times Law Reports

Posted March 18th, 2009 in human rights, law reports, school exclusions, standard of proof by sally

Regina (V: a Child) v Independent Appeal Panel for Tom Hood School and Others

Queen’s Bench Division

“The permanent exclusion of a child from a particular school did not engage the fair trial provisions protected by article 6 of the European Convention on Human Rights; the standard of proof in establishing facts was the balance of probabilities.”

The Times, 18th March 2009

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication.

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Two-year pupil exclusion ‘unjust’ – BBC News

Posted March 4th, 2009 in news, school exclusions by sally

“Children’s services at a county council have been criticised after it was revealed that a 12-year-old boy did not receive schooling for almost two years.”

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BBC News, 4th March 2009

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‘Bangle’ supporters petition PM – BBC News

“The family of a Sikh girl excluded from school for wearing a religious bangle will hand in a petition to Downing Street.”

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BBC News, 13th June 2008

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Expelled ADHD teenager was ‘discriminated against’ – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 12th, 2008 in disability discrimination, news, school children, school exclusions by sally

“A girl suffering from a behavioural disorder expelled from school for being ‘disruptive’ was a victim of disability discrimination, a court heard.”

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Daily Telegraph, 11th June 2008

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

‘One out, one in’ law for schools which expel pupils – The Guardian

Posted March 27th, 2008 in education, news, school exclusions by sally

“All secondary schools will be forced by law to take in pupils that their neighbouring schools exclude, the education secretary announced yesterday.”

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The Guardian, 27th March 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Excluded Sikh pupil goes to court over religious bangle ban – The Guardian

“The case of a 14-year-old Sikh girl excluded from school for wearing a religious bangle will be heard in the high court, it was decided today.”

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The Guardian, 23rd January 2008

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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Regina (D) v Bromley London Borough Council and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted November 20th, 2007 in judicial review, law reports, school exclusions by sally

Regina (D) v Bromley London Borough Council and Another

Court of Appeal

“It was contrary to natural justice for an education appeals panel to fail to provide an excluded pupil with the opportunity to comment on exceptional circumstances or other reasons which led the panel to refuse to direct his reinstatement at the school from which he had been permanently excluded.”

The Times, 20th November 2007

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Please note the Times Law Reports are only available free on Times Online for 21 days from the date of publication. 

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Parents must keep barred pupils at home – The Guardian

Posted September 5th, 2007 in news, school exclusions by sally

“Parents whose children are suspended from school because of bad behaviour will be required to keep them indoors or face fines of up to £1,000. Laws coming into force this week will compel parents to put excluded pupils under home detention and prevent them from roaming the streets during the first five days of an exclusion order.”

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The Guardian, 5th September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

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