To think Senco should be helping my child.

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BackforGood Thu 06-Dec-12 20:09:13

So what was happening in the previous school ? It would seem to me that support should have been in place over some years. Whereas this SENCo doesn't sound very on the ball, surely you should have been a lot further on through input from the SENCo at the last school ?

pleasedontjudge Thu 06-Dec-12 20:09:32

It really can be a complete toss up. But apply - if no luck, apply again etc.

And in the meantime, keep pestering for intervention.

silverfrog Thu 06-Dec-12 20:12:40

they have a helpline too, if your LA start messing around.

SOS!SEN can also be very helpful.

one thing to be wary of - Parent Partnership - they are not always as impartial as they should be, and sometimes work hand in hand with the LA while apparently advising you

IndigoBelle Thu 06-Dec-12 20:18:22

Sarah Freck used to be a regular poster who always sounded like she was a good tutor.

But sounds like your DD needs a lot more than a tutor.

Def apply for a statement yourself. But also be more proactive about working out what her problems are, and what you, school or someone else could do to help her.

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McChristmasPants2012 Thu 06-Dec-12 20:24:42

i was advised against having a tutor as well, but when Senco turned down funding for 1-1 I went ahead any way.

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NannyEggn0gg Thu 06-Dec-12 21:27:02

The HT might seem to not be approachable, but frankly, you can't take any notice of that. She has a statutory duty to your daughter.
Ask for a meeting with CT, HT and Senco, take your DH or someone with you and get wheels in motion to obtain the education to which your daughter is entitled.

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pleasedontjudge Thu 06-Dec-12 21:49:36

No she's not stupid. I've had the same this week at work with a student. We put too much emphasis on grades. There is so much more to a successful person than the NC levels. Find her strengths, whether it be listening, being kind and supportive and a good friend, enjoying stories, sport etc and encourage her in that.

StarOfLightMcKings3 Thu 06-Dec-12 21:56:13

She's not stupid, the SENCO is stupid and has let her down.

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