Why might a child not have a school place?
It may surprise you to learn that not every child has a school place.
Because of the complex nature of our young people, it can be difficult to find appropriate educational settings for them. Sometimes they can find themselves out of school due to exclusion. Maybe its a placement move. Or it could be the case that their parents have felt no choice but to off-roll their young people because the setting ‘doesn’t get them’.
Recently, media has focussed on the number of ‘electively’ home schooled young people with SEND. Some of these, their carers would argue, were certainly NOT at home through choice.
If you are in the situation where you are trying to find and secure a place in an educational setting, there are a number of things you can try.Continue reading