Law of Education, The

Law of Education, The

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October 2004
978 0 85308 803 5
Oliver Hyams
Education, Public Law

Explains the range of statutes, statutory instruments and case-law that constitutes the law of education

A definitive, comprehensive explanation of the range of statutes, statutory instruments and case-law that constitutes the law of education - an area of law which has changed enormously in recent years and become increasingly complex - explaining the rights, duties and liabilities of all education providers.

This book addresses all of the contentious issues in the law of education and touches on all of the areas covered by legislation. The effect of statutory provisions is stated in an accurate but nevertheless as simple a way as possible, making this book essential reading for lawyers and education officers alike. Written by an acknowledged expert in education law, this competitively priced book deals with all tiers of education.

For education lawyers, lawyers in local authorities and bursars at independent schools.

Oliver Hyams, Barrister

  • Introduction and history of the law of education
  • The statutory framework and general principles
  • Supplementary functions of the Secretary of State and the National Assembly for Wales
  • Supplementary functions of Local Education Authorities
  • School attendance
  • Special educational needs
  • The establishment, funding and conduct of schools maintained by local education authorities
  • School premises and statutory transfers of property
  • Admissions to maintained schools
  • Discipline in, and exclusion from, maintained schools
  • The curriculum for a maintained school
  • Inspection of maintained schools, related institutions and Local Education Authorities
  • Independent schools
  • Issues arising in the law of tort where a minor is provided with education
  • The staffing of schools and further education institutions
  • Further education
  • Higher education
  • Discrimination law; European law
  • Potential liabilities of governors of education institutions

"comprehensive and practical book explaining in plain English the law of education ... fills a gap in education law"
ELAS Bulletin

"a real tool of reference for the practitioner or educationalist ... concise yet informative"
Education Public Law and the Individual

"The definitive education law text ... Hyams does a splendid job, especially in relation to a school's LEA's liability for physical injury to a pupil and their liability under Phelps, the employment of teachers, the application of discrimination law, and the potential personal liability of governors"
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