Talk to your child’s teacher or the SENCO, it can be helpful to request a meeting.
The Outdoor Education Advisory panel have some National guidance for schools when planning trips for children with SEND, which might be useful when preparing your questions and concerns: OEP Educational visits SEND Guide (opens PDF)
Ahead of this conversation, have a look at the school’s ‘SEN Information Report’ which will include information about how children in the school are enabled to take part in activities alongside children without SEN.
Start by explaining how you feel your child is missing out or will not be having the same experience as their classmates, for example if you have been asked to accompany them on a trip.
Find out why or how the school reached their decision. It might be that you have some suggestions for how your child could be supported.
If you still have some concerns you could raise these with the Head Teacher, or make a formal complaint to the school and Governing body. The schools own website will have information about their complaints procedure and you can also read our section ‘Raising concerns‘.
If your child has an Education, Health and Care plan, does the support need reviewing? Read more about requesting an early review. (PDF)
If you feel your disabled child has been discriminated against you could consider complaining to the SEND Tribunal.