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Easing of Coronavirus restrictions

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

£4m school move proposed

Proposals are being considered for pupils and staff at St Leonard's Primary School, Stafford, to move from their current Victorian building to a new, larger site five minutes' walk away on the site of the current Kingston Centre.
Date:
19 March 2021

School refurbishments given the green light

A total of £18 million will be allocated to improve Staffordshire classrooms, outdoor spaces and expand the schools that need it over the next year.
Date:
17 March 2021

Staffordshire schools ready to open to more pupils

Thousands of pupils across Staffordshire have returned to school today (March 8) for the first time in 2021.
Date:
07 March 2021

Regular Covid Testing Encouraged as All Pupils Return to School

Teachers, parents and secondary school children are all being encouraged to get regularly tested for Covid, as schools open to all pupils next week.
Date:
03 March 2021

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