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20 Education

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1. Introduction

2. What choice of school do I have for my child?

3. When must my child go to school?

4. May I teach my child at home?

5. What will my child be taught at school?

6. What should I be told about my child and their progress?

7. What do I have to pay for at school?

8. What can I do if my child is being bullied?

9. What rights does the school have to discipline my child?

10. What happens if my child can't go to school?
Local authorities should provide education for children who cannot go to school. Normally, a child cannot go to school if they are ill or have been injured.

The education could be, for example, at a:

  • hospital school;
  • pupil-referral unit;
  • further education college; or
  • work-experience placement.

Some children need teaching at home. If there is a problem getting this for your child, you should ask your LA for a copy of their rules on who will get home teaching and how many hours you could get it for.

Sick or injured children should receive at least five hours teaching a week when they are well enough.

11. What say do I have in how the school is run?

12. What if I am not happy about my child´s school or education?

13. How can I get the right education for my child if they have special needs?

14. Further Help

15. About this leaflet

This leaflet was published by the Gurkha Free Legal Advice (LSC). It was written in association with the Advisory Centre for Education.

Leaflet Version: July 2008