Learning Difficulty Research

Learning Difficulty Research

Do different learning difficulties correspond to specific regions of the brain? No, according to a team of scientists at the MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit, University of Cambridge. Nearly a third of children and young people have a learning difficulty which...
Do Parents Matter?

Do Parents Matter?

Q. Are the views of parents and young people relevant when deciding what should appear in an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCp)? A. Yes! This was emphasised, yet again, in the recent case of NE and DE v Southampton City Council (SEN) [2019] . Granted this is also...
Special Educational Provision – Who is Responsible?

Special Educational Provision – Who is Responsible?

Q. If special educational provision is identified in section F of an Education, Health and Care plan (EHCp), is it the responsibility of the local authority who maintains the document to ensure this provision is provided? Most definitely, yes! It is surprising why...
Logjam in the Employment Tribunal

Logjam in the Employment Tribunal

It is reasonable to assume that anyone who has recently come in contact with the First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) will be aware of the backlog which is routinely causing delays in getting cases heard.  These difficulties are being caused...

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