Tag Archives: Education Act 1996

Upper Tribunal SEN Case Can Home be Placement in EHCP

The Upper Tribunal recently considered an appeal on the Education Health and Care Plan for a young man in East Sussex [LINK]. The judgment included the following:

“Theo’s home is where he lives. It is not a proper use of language to say that his home is somewhere ‘to be attended by’ him. Nor is it a proper use of the word to describe his home as an institution, whatever the specific meaning of that word” 

Specialist solicitor Ed Duff has commented that “The issue of whether home tuition can be named in an EHCP is new. The Education Act specifically permitted it. The Upper Tribunal has noted that the Children and Families Act has no equivalent provision enabling home tuition to be named.” 

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my first 20 blog posts

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Compulsory School Age

A number of people wrote to me about the media using the term “compulsory school age” and saying it was compulsory for children to attend school from age 5 in connection with the Summer Born Campaign evidence given to the Education Committee, so I thought it was worth unpicking this a bit. Continue reading