Why Home Educate?

As a parent, one of the most crucial decisions we make for our children is how they receive their education. For many families in the UK home education has become […]

Pre-Action Protocol and Judicial Review – Your Legal Rights

As parents, we want the best for our children, especially when it comes to their education. When local authorities fall short of their legal responsibilities in processing Education, Health, and Care (EHC) needs assessments or managing the EHCP (Education, Health, and Care Plan), it can be a stressful and frustrating experience. However, it’s essential to know that you have legal rights and recourse to hold the council accountable for their actions. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of ensuring that your child receives the support they deserve.

The Department for Education’s School Attendance Announcements – All You Need To Know

Parents, caregivers, and members of the education community are raising concerns and seeking clarity on the Department for Education’s (DfE) recent announcements regarding school attendance. The DfE’s seven updates, though aiming to improve the education system, have sparked curiosity and scepticism among many parents and educators, as a significant percentage voiced opposition during the public consultation.

We have broken down the important points for you to make sense of, as the main document is detailed and long-winded. This gives a little summary of what you need to know…

Celebrating a Year of Sunshine Academy!

When it comes to supporting your special needs child, you are a true superhero. We understand the unique challenges you face and the tireless efforts you put in every single […]

EHCP APPEALS. WHAT I NOW KNOW AS A PARENT.

As parents with SEND children, sometimes there is nothing we need more than to be and to feel empowered. The things we must go through to get our children’s needs met can sometimes feel like pushing a hundred boulders uphill whilst also trying to make sure the kids are bathed and ready for bed! It shouldn’t be this hard… but we must push on, challenge those who need to be challenged, and achieve our goals.