NEWS: Appealing EA SEN decisions

Information for Parents on appealingEA SEN decisions to SENDIST 

Seminar explaining how to appeal SEN decisions and explore what we can learn from parents’ experiences of using the appeal process 

Tuesday 23rd November 2021  from 11am to 12.15  


  • Appealing to SENDIST, key information for parents – Jennifer McNally, Tribunal representative SENAC
  • Attending a Tribunal Hearing, what to expect – Patricia Crossin, SENDIST Chairperson
  • Main findings from SENAC’s parent survey and review of SENAC’s Tribunal Service: exploring recommendations for addressing challenges – Heather Larkin, Education and Policy Officer, SENAC

The parental right to appeal Education Authority decisions on special educational needs is an important aspect of the SEN process. However, the process can be challenging and cause anxiety for many parents. Speakers will explain how to put your best case forward and what to expect at a Hearing with the Special Educational Needs & Disability Tribunal (SENDIST). This seminar will inform and empower you to get the best from the appeal process.

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