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Rights of the parent and child at school

It is important to understand your rights as a parent or caregiver and the rights of your child.

As a parent or caregiver you have a right to:
  • Confidentiality
    between yourself and the school
    between service providers and the school
  • Consultation
    about the range of educational services available
    about assessment materials and procedures
    about your child's educational program
    about your child's placement
  • Participation
    in your child's assessment
    in the planning and review of educational programs
    in the review of placement
  • Support
    from school and district personnel
    from an advocate if desired
    from a nominated support person such as a family member, friend or community liaison officer
    from an accredited interpreter
Your child has a right to:
  • Confidentiality
    between parents of caregivers and the school
    between service providers and the school
  • Information
    about assessment materials and procedures
    about their educational programs
  • Participation
    in the appraisal process
    in the planning and review of their programs
    in the review of placement
  • Support
    from school and district personnel
    from an advocate if desired
    from a nominated person such as a family member, friend or community liaison officer
    from an accredited interpreter.

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Information supplied by:
NSW Department of Education & Communities Disability Programs

Extract from "Who's Going to Teach my Child - a guide for parents of children with special learning needs."
NSW Department of Education and Training, 1999.

Reproduced with permission.
 

10-Nov-2015 5:32 AM (AEST)