Mediation & Education

Although school days are often said to be the happiest of our lives, this isn’t always true.  Sometimes school and other educational environments can be stressful and issues arise which get in the way of learning and having fun.  Mediation can be a way for everyone to look at those issues and aim to resolve them.

There are a range of issues where mediation can help and in all of them, mediation can be a way of reducing tensions and focusing back on the education and welfare of the learner.  These include:

  • Disputes over behavioural issues: a school learner might experience name calling and other bullying. This can have a serious impact and affect attendance, achievement at school or college as well as achievement in the classroom.
  • Disability and special educational needs: you may be the parent of child with special educational needs or a disabled learner at a college or other educational institution and need that school or college to provide support.  You have a legal right to appeal to the court or the Special Educational Needs and Disability Tribunal, and mediation can run alongside that appeals process.
  • Disagreements over cultural issues.
  • Higher Education disputes - including disputes about disability discrimination issues

Simon Robinson of People Mediation can work with you and the educational establishment to help you both to find a solution.  Simon has significant experience of education disputes and has conducted cases before the Special Educational Needs Tribunal as well as training advisers in education law, equality and discrimination law and practice.

Simon has worked with the National Deaf Children’s Society as Deputy-Director for Casework. Simon has also written training and information materials for the public as provided by voluntary sector organisations such as RNIB.


Please contact us to discuss fees.  Please note that once a booking is made, we ask for a small initial payment to cover adminstrative costs.  This is credited back to you as part of the final invoice.

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Simon Robinson is a qualified mediator and mediates in family, employment, civil and commercial disputes. Simon mediates alone, and also co-mediates where appropriate with qualified professional colleagues.