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20 Education

1. Introduction

Most parents are happy with their child’s education. But when things go wrong, parents often feel that their child's happiness, wellbeing and life chances are at stake. This leaflet explains what you and your child can expect from a school and from your local education authority.

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2. What choice of school do I have for my child?

3. When must my child go to school?

4. May I teach my child at home?

5. What will my child be taught at school?

6. What should I be told about my child and their progress?

7. What do I have to pay for at school?

8. What can I do if my child is being bullied?

9. What rights does the school have to discipline my child?

10. What happens if my child can't go to school?

11. What say do I have in how the school is run?

12. What if I am not happy about my child's school or education?

13. How can I get the right education for my child if they have special needs?

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15. About this leaflet







This leaflet was published by the Legal Services Commission (LSC). It was written in association with the Advisory Centre for Education.

Leaflet Version: November 2016




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