Pupils' rights and schools' responsibilities

Pupils' rights and schools' responsibilities guidance:

Accidents happen in schools Children are often injured without any fault on the part of any person. They are by definition young and inexperienced. Equally, they cannot...

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Children's surnames at registration A child's birth must be registered within 42 days of birth.BDRA 1953, s 2 The surname entered on the register is the...

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The main rights that a child has in school are: • the right to an education, and • the right to receive the level of care and protection which a reasonable parent would...

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The Education Act 1996 (EA 1996) imposes criminal liability on a parent who fails to ensure that his child receives regular education. All the offences created by the EA...

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General If there are concerns that a child is not being properly educated, but these are part of a wider picture of a child who is more generally suffering (or at risk of...

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This Lexis®PSL Local Government future developments tracker is intended to be used to track key upcoming developments of interest to Education lawyers covering the entire...

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The public sector equality duty Under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties and Public Authorities) Regulations 2017, SI 2017/353, particular duties are imposed on...

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The offences of failing to secure regular attendance at school The Education Act 1996 (EA 1996) imposes criminal liability on a parent who fails to ensure that their...

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The Pupil premium was introduced by the coalition government from April 2011. It takes the form of additional funding allocated to schools and local authorities to...

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This Practice Note considers the interaction of provisions of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) with the provisions of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998 (SSFA...

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Compulsory school age Children of compulsory school age are required to be in education (although not necessarily in school). The starting point for any question of the...

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As with many aspects of education law, the law on school meals is now different in England from that in Wales. Food and drink provided to pupils in schools in England...

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Home-to-school transport (early years) in England Local authorities in England may provide home-to-school transport for children in non-school early years settings and...

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