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First Tier Tribunal (SEND)        

The First-tier Tribunal (Special Educational Needs and Disability) is a legal body. The Tribunal hears appeals from parents of children with SEN, and young people with SEN, about EHC needs assessments and EHC plans.

Foundation schools

Foundation schools are funded by the local authority, but the school governors have full responsibility for running the school and are responsible for making their own admission arrangements.

Free Schools

Free Schools are all-ability state-funded schools set up in response to what local people say they want and need in order to improve education for children in their community.


An intervention programme underpinned by the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with the primary aim of reducing participant anxiety levels






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