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IPSEA are experts in the field of special educational needs and disability law. We have been providing advice and advocacy to parents from the first stages of advice right through to tribunal and higher level appeals.

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We have devised IPSEA's Level 3 training as an Advanced Level training for those who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2. It will enable you to take your understanding of the law relating to the education and training of children and young people with SEN and disabilities even further, but with a particular emphasis on gaining knowledge to support parents and young people to bring different types of appeal to the SEND Tribunal. Summary The course is in ten sequential modules All modules must be undertaken to complete the course The pass mark is 75%, on successful completion you will receive a certificate which details your proficiency in each module Learners do not get an index of wrong or right answers. If you score lower in particular modules you can refer to the resources to refresh your learning If you fail the pass mark you are given one more opportunity to complete the course. This online course is suitable as a stand-alone course of study, but is also designed to complement our Level 3 / Advanced Training Day. Combining the training in this way will offer participants an opportunity to fully consolidate their learning and to deal with individual queries on the course content. Audience This Level 3 training is suitable for participants who have prior knowledge of the subject or who have completed both the Level 1 and 2 IPSEA training. Read More

We have devised IPSEA's Level 3 training as an Advanced Level training for those who have successfully completed Level 1 and Level 2. It will enable you to take your understanding of the law relating to the education and training of children and young people with SEN and disabilities even further, but with a particular emphasis on gaining knowledge to support parents and young people to bring different types of appeal to the SEND Tribunal. Summary The course is in ten sequential modules All modules must be undertaken to complete the course The pass mark is 75%, on successful completion you will receive a certificate which details your proficiency in each module Learners do not get an index of wrong or right answers. If you score lower in particular modules you can refer to the resources to refresh your learning If you fail the pass mark you are given one more opportunity to complete the course. This online course is suitable as a stand-alone course of study, but is also designed to complement our Level 3 / Advanced Training Day. Combining the training in this way will offer participants an opportunity to fully consolidate their learning and to deal with individual queries on the course content. Audience This Level 3 training is suitable for participants who have prior knowledge of the subject or who have completed both the Level 1 and 2 IPSEA training. Read More

Where a child or young person has an EHC plan, it must be reviewed at least once a year by the local authority to ensure it stays up-to-date and continues to provide the support the child or young person needs. Our ‘Annual Reviews’ webinar explains the law and guidance around Annual Reviews, explains the Annual Review process, and looks at the options available if a parent/carer or young person does not agree with the outcome of the Annual Review meeting. Duration: 30 minutes Read More

When a local authority (LA) decides to take away, or end, an Education, Health and Care (EHC) plan, this is called ‘ceasing to maintain’ the EHC plan. This means that the EHC plan will come to an end and the LA will no longer have the legal duty to ensure that the educational provision specified in the EHC plan is received by the child or young person. Our webinar explains when and why an LA might decide to cease to maintain an EHC plan and covers the following: The law that applies to decisions about ceasing to maintain plans The process that an LA must follow before ceasing a plan How a decision to cease to maintain a plan can be challenged The content is particularly relevant to parents, carers or young people who have been informed by an LA of its decision to cease to maintain an EHC plan, or those who think that is likely to happen. Duration: 15 minutes Read More

An Education, Health and Care plan (“EHC plan”) is a legal document which describes a child or young person’s special educational needs, the support they need, and the outcomes they would like to achieve. Our Education Health and Care plans webinar explains the EHC plan process, from the decision to assess, right through to the final EHC plan. The webinar covers the following topics: What is an EHC plan What an EHC plan should contain What a parent/carer should do if they are not happy with their child’s plan Duration: 45 minutes Read More

Children with special educational needs (SEN) and/or disabilities are much more likely to be excluded from school than their classmates, and our experience through IPSEA’s helplines shows that pupils with SEN are also subject to informal exclusions (which are unlawful) or restricted from receiving full-time education in some way. Our Exclusion webinar will help you find and use the law and statutory guidance about exclusions, recognise and challenge an unlawful exclusion, understand the duties of the school and LAs to pupils with SEN, and importantly, take the next steps to ensure the pupil’s SEN are properly understood and met. The content is particularly relevant for parents and carers of children with SEN; those working with pupils with SEN; and those supporting parents or carers of pupils with SEN who are, or have been, excluded or at risk of exclusion, and will cover: The law and statutory guidance about exclusions in maintained schools, Academies and PRUs The duties of schools and LAs in relation to exclusions and arranging education for pupils who are excluded The power of a school to direct pupils off-site to improve their behaviour What happens after a pupil is excluded – including how to ensure their SEN are properly understood and supported Where to find the rules relating to exclusion in other settings, e.g. independent schools Duration: 35 minutes Read More

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