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Late transfer procedure September 2018 Admission

4. Adjustments to the testing conditions

Where a child who has an Education, Health and Care Plan, or a disability that could be described as having ‘a substantial and long-term adverse effect on his or her ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities', wishes to take the test, you may wish to discuss your child's access to the test with their headteacher. If the disability might affect access, you should discuss whether any special testing arrangements should be made. The same principal applies to everyday access to the curriculum so you should make sure that your child’s school is aware of their needs so that, if necessary, reasonable adjustments can be made

If you believe that your child should receive adjustments to the test, under the Equality Act 2010 (EQA) you will need to request the relevant EQA application documentation from us. The completed forms, together with independent evidence that is no older than six months (ie is dated no earlier than the 19 June 2017), needs to be returned to this office by the 19 December. This information will be submitted to a panel in January and once the decision is made you will be advised of the outcome.

Please note that it is not possible to offer extra marks to compensate for any special needs a child may have. This is because in each child's case it would be impossible to say, in the light of each child's circumstances, exactly how many marks would be appropriate. However, where we believe a child to be disabled within the terms of the Equality Act (2010), or where the child has a disability that will have a clear impact in relation to the format of the test, we will try to make sure that appropriate and reasonable special arrangements are put in place to make the test as accessible as possible.

Please read the guidance for further information, including the deadlines by which requests for adjustments must be received.

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Last updated: 8 August 2017

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