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Special Educational Needs And Disability Act 2001

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All reference to 'Parts' and 'sections' are from the Special Educational Needs And Disability Act 2001. For other versions of these Explanatory Notes, see More Resources.

  1. Introduction

  2. Summary

    1. Territorial coverage

      1. Part 1: Special Educational Needs

      2. Part 2: Disability Discrimination in Education

        1. Chapter 1 of Part 2: Schools

        2. Chapter 2 of Part 2: Further & Higher Education

        3. Chapter 3 of Part 2: Miscellaneous

  3. Background

    1. Special Educational Needs (England and Wales)

    2. Disability Discrimination in Education

  4. Overview

  5. Interpretation

  6. Commentary on Sections

    1. Part 1 – Special Educational Needs

      1. Sections 1 to 10 and Schedules 1 & 8

        1. Section 1: Education in mainstream schools of children with special educational needs

        2. Section 2: Advice and information for parents

        3. Section 3: Resolution of disputes

        4. Section 4: Compliance with orders

        5. Section 5: Unopposed appeals

        6. Section 6: Maintenance of statement during appeal

        7. Section 7: Duty to inform parents where special educational provision made

        8. Section 8: Review or assessment of special educational needs at request of responsible body

        9. Section 9: Duty to specify named school

        10. Section 10 & Schedule 1: Amendment of statement of special educational needs

        11. Schedule 8: Minor and consequential amendments

    2. Part 2 – Disability Discrimination in Education

      1. Chapter 1 – Schools

        1. Sections 11 to 25 with Schedule 2 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 3

        2. Section 11: Discrimination against disabled pupils and prospective pupils

        3. Section 12: Meaning of “discrimination”

        4. Section 13: Disabled pupils not to be substantially disadvantaged

        5. Section 14: Accessibility strategies and plans

        6. Section 15: Accessibility strategies and plans: procedure

        7. Section 16: Residual duty of education authorities

        8. Section 17: Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal

        9. Section 18: Jurisdiction and powers of the Tribunal

        10. Section 19 and paragraph 1 of Schedule 3: Procedure

        11. Section 20: Admissions

        12. Section 21: Exclusions

        13. Section 22: Roles of the Secretary of State and the National Assembly

        14. Section 23: Enforcement Procedure: Scotland

        15. Section 24: Validity and revision of agreements of responsible bodies

      2. Chapter 2 – Further and Higher Education Institutions

        1. Sections 26 to 34 with paragraph 2 of Schedule 3, Schedule 4, Schedule 5 and Schedule 6

          1. Section 26 and Schedule 4: Discrimination against disabled students and prospective students

          2. Section 27: Meaning of “discrimination”

          3. Section 28: Disabled students not to be substantially disadvantaged

          4. Section 29 and Schedule 5: Further education provided by local education authorities and schools

          5. Section 30 and paragraph 2 of Schedule 3: Rights of Redress

          6. Section 31 and Schedule 6: Occupation of premises by educational institutions

          7. Section 32: Validity and revision of agreements

          8. Section 33: Interpretation

          9. Section 34: Removal of certain duties of funding bodies

      3. Chapter 3 – Miscellaneous

        1. Sections 35 to 40 and Schedule 7

          1. Section 35 and Schedule 7: Extension of Role of Disability Rights Commission

          2. Section 36: Codes of Practice

          3. Section 37: Conciliation for Disputes under Part 4 of the 1995 Act

          4. Section 38: Relationship with other Parts of the 1995 Act

          5. Section 39: Application to the Isles of Scilly

          6. Section 40: Duty of Teacher Training Agency

  7. Delegated Powers and Deregulation Report

  8. Commencement

  9. Hansard References

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