The SEF doesn't contain any confidential information, so they shouldn't refuse.
It also probably doesn't contain any useful info
Nothing in it identifies individual people. It's stuff like 30% of our teachers achieved 'good', and we would like 70% of them to get 'good' this year. So we are sending 2 of them on 'satisfactory to good' courses.....
Or 'We conducted a parent survey and 83% of them think we're brilliant'
What are you trying to find out? I can't think of anything in the SEF that will help you.
It's to point out the discrepancies for where the school say they are and what they want to achieve and how their actions with regards to us/ds is at odds with that.
It's to negotiate with the HT in a common sense way to show that I am trying to resolve the conflict before the tribunal.
So for example, if they say that we work closely with the nursery setting before a child goes into reception. I can ask then why they didn't attend the Annual Review, or the 'training' afternoon for parents and teachers, or even reply to any of the any emails from the senco at previous school etc.
It's not really to quote the SEF at them if I'm honest. It is to show that I will hold them to account for their promises/targets and 'leave it to us, we know what we are doing and don't need to tell you' is not good enough.
I am trying to resolve this pre-tribunal. I need to show where in policy documents, government initiatives and their own aspirations, my requests are in line with their agenda. I need to do this to be able to go to the governors about the unreasonableness of the HT.
The SEFS (a couple of specific ones is all I'm after) is not going to have much of an impact on their own but as part of the whole package should help our case.
It's funny, but I really do mean no extra stress for this particular Head teacher. She's a bit silly and she doesn't seem to know as much as I do about SN or the law for that matter, but I don't think she is awful or anything.
But the truth is, it is her and only her that is standing in the way of ds getting what he needs. It would cost her nothing extra to implement it, and then there would be no tribunal. She does, however, have to go against LA advice, - so I hope to (as nicely as I can) point out that it is the LA that is causing her stress, not me, by their refusal to allow her to agree to my sensible request that fits in with all she believes in, and making her justify and possibly even lie to fulfil THEIR agenda.