How We Can Help
Our Education Team at Winckworth Sherwood has particular expertise in the field of special educational needs and disability. We regularly advise individual schools, multi academy trusts and local authorities in relation to:
- The EHCP process
- Annual reviews
- Responses to Local Authority consultations and challenging being named in an EHCP
- Schools attending SEND Tribunals where the parent is challenging a local authority decision
- SEN funding
- Acting for schools defending disability discrimination claims in the SEND Tribunal
We can also provide bespoke training for clients in relation to SEND and wider Equality Act issues, advise on SEND policies and conduct policy reviews.
We regularly represent clients defending disability discrimination claims in the SEND Tribunal. Such claims can arise from a variety of incidents including exclusion (permanent or fixed term), behaviour sanctions, or other types of alleged unfavourable treatment.