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School Appeal Barrister on BBC Radio 4

13 Mar 2009, 18:01 by John Snell

Labels: admission, appeal, education, exclusion, school

School Appeal Barrister Ian Jones is to be interviewed live on BBC Radio 4 breakfast show on Saturday 14TH March about the school admission and school appeal process.

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BBC Breakfast Show interviews barrister Ian Jones about school admission appeals

03 Mar 2009, 15:55 by Ian Jones

Labels: admission, admission-appeal, admission-appeals, barrister, education, school, school-appeal, school-appeals, schools-appeals, secondary-school

  Secondary school offers and the school appeal process featured in the news again today, this time on the BBC 1 Breakfast ShowIan Jones outlined the appeal system, while Schools Secretary Ed Balls MP was later asked about the use of a lottery system to allocate school places and about whether the system is too complicated.

Written by Ian Jones, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Education Law.

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School Appeals barrister Ian Jones in London Evening Standard article

02 Mar 2009, 15:54 by Ian Jones

Labels: admission, admission-appeal, article, education, evening-standard, school, school-admissions, school-appeal, secondary-school

Media interest in school admissions and appeals reaches fever pitch today as Secondary school offer letters start to arrive. The Guardian is running a special feature.

 Written by Ian Jones, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Education Law.

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Special Educational Needs new SENCO Regulations

28 Nov 2008, 15:55 by Ian Jones

Labels: barrister, education, governing-body, head-teacher, qts, qualified-teacher-status, school, senco, special-educational-needs, teacher

New regulations have been laid before Parliament requiring Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators in schools (SENCOs) to be qualified teachers.  The Education (Special Educational Needs Co-ordinators) (England) Regulations 2008 come into force on 1st September 2009.  By that date, all SENCOs need to have qualified teacher status (QTS) and to be teaching at their school - which would rule out sharing a SENCO between several schools.  The only exceptions are (a) where the head teacher is the SENCO but is not in fact a qualified teacher (legally possible) and (b) where the SENCO has been in post for at least six months on 31st August 2009 and the school's governing body is satisfied that he/she is taking steps to obtain QTS and stands a reasonable prospect of achieving it by September 2011.  The regulations do not say what will happen if such a person fails to obtain QTS by that date.

Written by Ian Jones, Barrister at New Walk Chambers, specialising in Education Law

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