If you are unhappy with the SEN Panel’s decision, you may wish to discuss the matter further with the SENCo at your child's school. You can also contact the SEN team on 0118 937 2674 or email email@example.com If we are unable to resolve your concerns, you may wish to contact Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEN (formerly The Parent Partnership Service), which is a service that all authorities are legally required to provide for parents and carers who have a child with special educational needs, with or without a statement, contact details below.
Although part of Reading Borough Council, Reading Information, Advice & Support Service for SEN (formerly The Parent Partnership), offers impartial advice and support. Lesley Chamberlain is the coordinator and can be contacted on 0118 937 3421 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.brighterfuturesforchildren.org
Helpline open: Monday 9.30-1pm; Wednesday 10am-6pm; Friday 1pm; 9.30am-1pm Term time only - Messages can be left at any time.
You can also contact our regional Global Mediation Service on 0800 064 4488
Tribunals & Appeals
You may also appeal to the Special Education Needs and Disability Tribunal. The Code of Practice states that families should request mediation to discuss their concerns before registering an appeal. The address of the tribunal is:
Special Educational Needs & Disability Tribunal
Darlington Magistrates Court
Tel: 01325 289350