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Parental Responsibilities

The Law

The legal responsibilities of parents and carers are clearly established in section 7 of the 1996 Education Act, which states:

"The parent of every child of compulsory school age shall cause him to receive efficient full-time education suitable;

a)  to his age, ability and aptitude and

b)  to any special educational needs he may have, either by regular attendance at school, or otherwise."

Section 437 to 443 of the Education Act 1996 places a duty on the Local Authority to take action if it appears that a child / young person is not receiving a "suitable education".

"If it appears that the child / young person is not receiving suitable education, either by regular attendance at school, or otherwise,…[the local education authority] shall serve a notice, in writing, on the parent requiring him to satisfy…..that the child is receiving such education"

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Latest education news

Staffordshire schools plan for new term

Local schools will be supported as much as possible by Staffordshire County Council during the partial closures of the next few weeks.
Date:
31 December 2020

Consultation begins on special needs education

Parents, carers, schools, early years providers and post-16 colleges are taking part in a countywide consultation over the future of Staffordshire's special educational needs and disability (SEND) strategy for those aged 25 and under.
Date:
09 December 2020

School to pilot rapid Covid-19 testing

A school in the Moorlands is piloting Covid-19 testing on staff and pupils.
Date:
01 December 2020

Extra bus seats for pupils to continue until Christmas

Staffordshire County Council is providing 1,300 extra bus seats on the busiest routes where commercial services with safety restrictions in place wouldn't be able to carry all potential passengers.
Date:
26 October 2020

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