My background in education and my personal experience have given me an in-depth understanding of the barriers faced by young people with special educational needs, and the exhausting process parents and carers have to go through. I feel passionately about supporting our clients to secure the right provision that will enable their children to thrive.
During Zarhine’s 10 years’ experience as a teacher and personal experience of navigating the complex SEN system, she was motivated to challenge the injustice she observed to be endemic.
Zarhine is extensively involved in running and supporting a number of community-based parent groups, including those who face additional barriers to access services.
Specialises in working on cases involving:
- Special Educational Needs
- disability discrimination claims
- judicial review
- school admission appeals
- exclusion appeals
- complaints to schools, local authorities and various regulators
Prior to joining Russell-Cooke, Zarhine worked in the voluntary sector advising parents about the EHC needs assessment process.
- Obtained a GDL from the University of Law, achieving a distinction
- Currently completing her LPC