'The only book that shows you how to go about your appeal the right way' Education Today Every year more than 100,000 families have to fight schools andlocal authorities to win a place for their child at the state school oftheir choice. But fewer than one in three will be successful at theiradmissions appeal. This practical handbook is for anyone whose childhas been turned down. In easy steps it will tell you: If you have a case that you can win What information you will need Who can help you build a case What to expect at the appeal hearing What your rights are What questions to ask at the appeal This new edition has been updated to reflect that latest code of practice for schools.
This book comprises a definitive collection of papers on administrative justice, written by a set of very distinguished contributors. It is divided into five parts, each of which contains articles on a particular aspect of administrative justice. The first part deals with the impact of 'contextual changes' on administrative justice and considers the implications of changes in governance and public administration, management and service delivery, information technology, audit and accounting, and human rights for administrative justice. The second part deals with conceptual issues and describes a number of competing approaches to the administrative justice. The third part deals with the application of administrative justice principles to private law disputes while the fourth part deals with the distinctive characteristics of administrative justice in three other jurisdictions. The final part deals with current developments in administrative justice and the book concludes with a discussion of legislative and policy developments in the UK. The general approach of the book is socio-legal and interdisciplinary. The chapters adopt a variety of disciplinary perspectives, including those derived from political science, public policy, social policy, accounting and information technology as well as from law. Although most of the contributors are academics, some are practitioners. For these reasons, the book should be of interest to lawyers, particularly those with interests in administrative law, and to social scientists, particularly those with interests in public administration, public policy and public management.
Sarah Swann provides a fresh approach to examining the long-standing debates over disaffection, and in particular social class differences in educational achievement, through a mixed methods methodology and the showcasing of new research. By observing pupils as they engage with peers and teachers in school, Swann allows disaffection to be seen and heard in ’real’ events which constructs disaffection differently from objective statistical evidence on school exclusions. Rather than a homogenous identity, this book illustrates disaffection as layered and resting on a series of issues located on the crossroads between the cultural context of the neighbourhood and the public sphere of the school. It plots in a detailed way how these structures interact and mesh to create disaffected identities. Disaffection does not emerge in a vacuum, or without a cause. Pupils arrive at school with a wide variety of experiences and it is from these that they interpret, understand and act out their identities. Whilst the study in part seeks to describe and understand the social world of the school in terms of the pupils’ interpretations of the situation, it analytically frames the perceptions of pupils within a wider social context. In particular it focuses on the relationships between schooling and the wider macro structures and social relations that underpin disaffection. This approach makes the research both critical and interpretative and also able to shed new light on educational policy across England based on an understanding of the role of disaffection.
Everything you need to know when your child starts primary school
Author: Sarah Ebner
Publisher: Crimson Publishing
Category: Family & Relationships
What every parent needs to know before your first child starts school. Is your first child about to start school? Do you want to give your child the best start to their education and school life? Are you nervous about dealing with other parents and teachers? If you're worried about how to prepare your child - and yourself - for school for the first time, The Starting School Survival Guide eases your worries and gives you all the gossip from the school gate telling you everything you need to know. Any idea what a number-line is? Nervous of being told off by the lunch box police? It's okay, because Sarah Ebner, author of The Times popular blog School Gate and mother of two, is going to arm you with all the things people never tell you to prepare for when term time begins! Packed with tons of personal advice and tips from parents who've been through it themselves, find out how to prepare yourself - and your child - for surviving the school system unscathed. From help with choosing and applying to the right school in the first place, and preparing for your child's first day, to dealing with head lice, navigating school cliques (children as well as parents!) and interacting with teachers and other parents, you'll find out all the best ways to cope and more, including: Preparing your child: when to teach them to read, the perils of school uniform, tips to help them learn Gossip at the gate: dealing with school gate mums, the etiquette of birthday parties, and negotiating friendships Education: helping with homework, key stage exams and understanding the national curriculum Holidays: how many can you take, holidays in term-time, what to do with your child during the summer Problems at school: children with special needs, coping with shyness, what to do if your child is bullied or is the bully...) From classroom to playground, and beyond the school gate, this is essential reading for every parent entering the school system for the very first time (since you left school yourself).