The Education Law Unit is Scotland’s expert legal resource in the field of school education, with a particular focus on tackling discrimination, promoting human rights and the rights of disabled pupils and pupils with additional support needs.
The Education Law Unit works in partnership with schools, education authorities, parents’ groups and charities across Scotland to make pupils’ rights and parents’ rights in education a reality.
Govan Law Centre, in partnership with Kindred, provide a free, nationwide service called Let’s Talk ASN. This service can be accessed by the parents of children with additional support needs who have the right to make a reference (a type of appeal) to the Additional Support Needs Tribunals for Scotland (ASNTS) . The service can also be accessed by young people (aged 16 or 17) with additional support needs themselves.
Govan Law Centre (GLC) is an independent, charitable community controlled law centre operating in Scotland.
- EHRC Scotland Event on Discrimination Law in FHE
The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland is running an event on "Understanding Discrimination Law in Further and Higher Education" in Edinburgh on 21 February 2013. It is designed Read More...
- Education Law Unit noted in Chambers
Education Law Unit noted in Chambers: Iain Nisbet of Govan Law Centre in Scotland has an excellent reputation for his work on exclusions, disability discrimination cases and transport to school issues.
- Councils must consider alternatives to closing rural schools
The Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010 came into force earlier this year and has already been subject to criticism about how well it protects rural schools from unnecessary closure proposals. In Read More...