Make an appointment to discuss your concerns with your child’s school. If any issues can be resolved at this stage this may avoid any disruption to your child’s education. Changing schools should be a last resort when all other options have been explored.
You may think that a change of school is necessary because you feel that your child is being bullied. All schools have anti-bullying policies, and, as such, if you think your child is being bullied you need to tell the school immediately to discuss your concerns further.
Some children are reluctant to attend school and may look towards parents to provide them with a reason not to attend school. Never give into the pressure to allow a child to stay off school as it may make things worse.
No: If you are experiencing problems with your child’s attendance at school, please talk to your child’s school as soon as possible. If you decide to make an application to change your child’s school your child should where possible continue to attend their current school whilst you await the outcome to your application
Some parents/carers want to change schools because they that think their child’s behaviour will improve with a change of school. It is more important for everybody to work together in trying to address and resolve the difficulties that are causing the poor behaviour.
You will need to speak to the SEND Assessment and Planning Service to consider changing your child’s school.
Parents whose children are in Years 9,10 and 11 need to be aware that a new school may not be able to exactly match a child’s existing curriculum commitments and a change of school during a school year can seriously impact upon a child’s educational outcomes. Not all schools offer the same subjects at examination level and this should be explored with your preferred school.
Yes: If you are thinking of changing your child’s school because their needs are not being met it is important that you discuss your concerns with your child’s current school.
SENDIASS (Staffordshire Family Partnership) can provide you with impartial information, advice and support.
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