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Special Educational Needs And Disability Act 2001

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

65.This section amends schedule 27 to the EA to revise the procedures which must be followed by LEAs when making, maintaining and amending statements of special educational needs. It gives parents new rights to a meeting with the LEA when the LEA propose to amend their child’s statement; and to express a preference for a maintained school when the LEA propose to amend their child’s statement following a reassessment or when changes are proposed relating to the type or name of the school or non-school provision in the statement. It requires LEAs to send copies of proposed statements, proposed amended statements and proposed changes to statements to maintained schools which LEAs are considering naming in a child’s statement, and to other LEAs if those schools are in their areas.

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