Here you will find the latest news from the Special Educational Needs Tribunal for Wales (SENTW).

Recruitment: Education Panel

The Welsh Tribunal Unit have asked the Judicial Appointments Commission to run a recruitment exercise for 6 Education Panel Members for the Special Educational Needs Tribunal Wales.  The Exercise is due to Launch on the 15th October 2019.

Who can apply

  • This exercise is open to Head Teachers, Specialist Teachers in special schools or remedial classes in schools, education psychologists/psychiatrists and speech and language therapists.
  • In addition, candidates will need to have current knowledge and practical experience of working with children with special educational need and disabilities within a professional capacity and must have knowledge and practical experience of the relevant special educational needs and disability statutory frameworks and practice currently operating in Wales.
  • The Welsh Government acknowledges the importance of a bilingual workforce and welcomes applications from applicants who can demonstrate their ability to work both in Welsh and English.

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Children and young people

From 5 January 2015, all children and young people living in Wales have a right to:

  • appeal certain decisions made by their local authority about their special educational needs
  • bring a claim about disability discrimination against schools.

Please see our page for Young People for more information.

Secure e-mail

The tribunal has introduced new software called ‘Egress Switch’ to help us securely send and receive information by email. This free, easy to use service provides a secure way for the tribunal and its users to share sensitive information whilst ensuring we meet security and data protection requirements. If you communicate with the tribunal by email, read our FAQs to find out how this may affect you.

SENTW Decisions Library now live

A SENTW decision Library has been developed, which currently lists all appeal decisions made during 2010/2011, 2011/2012 and 2012/2013 tribunal years.

All decisions have been anonymised. Each case was considered by SENTW on its individual merits, reflected the law at the time the decision was made, does not create precedent and should not be relied on as such.

The decisions library can be found under the Decisions tab on this website.