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How long does a managed move take for my DC to start new school

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babyseven76 Wed 29-Jan-20 16:43:56

My DC is currently in year 7 and in the process of doing a managed move my question is how long is the process for DC starting the new school as doesn't want to go to the current school anymore due to the extremely bad experience it's having?

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cabbageking Fri 31-Jan-20 01:42:15

It depends if they can find a suitable place to take him.

Ultimately the other school has to agree and all involved from the new school, the old school, the parents, the pupil and anyone hurt by his actions meet along with the person arranging the move.

An agreement or contract is agreed re expectations of behaviour and targets etc.

They may have to consider a PRU or alternate provision short term while they negotiate with other schools.

It takes as long as it takes and the options available.

babyseven76 Mon 03-Feb-20 10:35:28

Hi, not sure what a PRU is? Can the other school decline to have DC? Or it's a case where they take them on and terminate after 6 weeks if doesn't work out?

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Grasspigeons Mon 03-Feb-20 10:44:37

They other schools dont have to take much younger son had a managed move and the LA couldnt find a school that would take him on. They then advised me to apply through the normal admissions procedure to the only school which had a space - then when admissions offered a space the school decided they would do a manage move after all rather than risk having him permanently on their books.
I dont me to pry but is he being moved to get away from bullies or is it his own behavior for whatever cause? Is this something you want to happen or has it been suggested as an alternstive to permanent exclusion.

admission Mon 03-Feb-20 15:13:46

OP, it rather depends on whether this is an official managed move or an unofficial managed move.
An official managed move is when the current school agrees with the parent and pupil that it would be in the best interest of the pupil for a new start at a new school. There is then a discussion about which school and then hopefully a decision between the two schools to broker this move. There is always a period of time where the receiving school can say this managed move is not working out and return the pupil to the original school. It usually takes a number of weeks to get this all organised.
In an unofficial and effectively illegal managed move it is much more the present school saying to parents and pupil that they believe that it would be in the best interests of all if you find another school.
Is your managed move officially sanctioned or not?

babyseven76 Mon 03-Feb-20 15:57:56

Grasspigeon, yeah it's for bullying on my DC as well as being unfairly treated by one of the teachers and not settling so decided a fresh start.

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Soontobe60 Mon 03-Feb-20 16:00:31

A managed move is most often implemented as a strategy for preventing a permanent exclusion in my experience.
Has your dc had a fixed term exclusion?

babyseven76 Mon 03-Feb-20 16:01:29

Admission, no it is an official move by the school and all parties involved. I wouldn't have it if it wasn't. I really hope DC gets into the choosen school as it is a good school, and feels DC would settled well there.

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babyseven76 Mon 03-Feb-20 16:03:46

Soontobe60, no but alot of issues... Such as bullying, secluded by teaching staff and panic attacks. Meeting with the deputy head and we both decided a managed move would be best

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Soontobe60 Mon 03-Feb-20 16:15:25

Why was the teacher secluding your dc? Is it that they are just struggling with the change from primary to secondary?
If a school is full they can’t be made to take another child even through a managed move. If the current school are telling you otherwise please challenge this.

cabbageking Mon 03-Feb-20 18:46:15

A PUR is a pupil referral unit.
You can just apply for a new school yourself without going through this process.

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