ERIC Number: ED416615
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting Special Educational Needs: CSIE Summary of Part 4 of the Education Act 1996. Revised January 1997.
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, Bristol (England).
This booklet summarizes Part 4 of Great Britain's 1996 Education Act, which replaces the 1993 Education Act in name, though not in substance. The main aspects of the Act are identified first and include a Code of Practice for schools and local education agencies (LEAs), a time limit for identifying and assessing students with special needs, and parent school choice. Noted are the duty to include students in the mainstream setting whenever possible and the relationship of parents to their child's school and LEA. The Code of Practice is specifically addressed, with emphasis on the five stages of help that schools should provide to students with special educational needs. The assessment process is outlined and includes proposing an assessment, deciding to assess, beginning the assessment, completing the assessment, developing the preliminary statement for parent input, developing the final statement, appealing the statement if necessary, reviewing the statement each year, amending the statement, and leaving school. A list of sources of further information completes the booklet. (DB)
Descriptors: Compliance (Legal), Disabilities, Disability Identification, Due Process, Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Individualized Education Programs, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Special Education, Special Needs Students, Standards, Student Evaluation
Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education (CSIE), 1 Redland Close, Elm Lane, Redland, Bristol BS6 6UE, England, United Kingdom; phone: 0117-923-8450; fax: 0117-923-8460; e-mail: email@example.com
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Studies on Inclusive Education, Bristol (England).