To support pupils with special educational needs and disabilities who have been permanently excluded from school, the Information, Advice and Support Services Network (IASSN) in partnership with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) have published resources for SENDIAS practitioners to appeal exclusions.
These practical resources are intended for SENDIAS practitioners to use when appealing a permanent exclusion, using legal arguments to challenge discriminatory decisions, and to feel confident in doing so. Underpinned by the Equality Act and clear to understand, they have already been effectively used by SENDIAS practitioners in exclusion appeals.
The resources are:
· Tips on how to present a case in front of a panel or tribunal
· A template for creating written submissions to the Independent Review Panel
· A template for creating submissions at a First-Tier Tribunal
· A user guide for the two templates above
With thanks to the Equality and Human Rights Commission who originally produced these resources.