LA Visit, thoughts please?

(6 Posts)
akaemmafrost Thu 07-Feb-13 19:49:11

Hello all, just after some advice really. Same old thing, got the dreaded LA visit next week. I know I don't have to let them come round but I don't really mind to be honest, they are quite hands off here and I don't hear from them from one year to the next. Thing is I literally have nothing to show them, we do all our work on line, IXL, conquer maths, reading eggs, education city and even that is pretty sporadic. I and everyone who knows Leo sees a massive difference in him, he is unrecognisable from the echolalic, terrified child I took out of school. He is doing really well, we do loads of trips, projects arising from those trips etc, we watch programmes eg Michael Portillos Great British Railway Journeys and then spend the entire morning researching the topics that we saw on their (what malt is the history of it, what its used for
, who knew it was such a vast subject!?!) We watch language dvds and use language apps on the ipad, we make cakes, pizza, butter, exercise usually two hours a day because he can't function unless all sensory needs are taken care off, we are always busy.

I just don't know how to how to represent this to the LA rep when she comes. Am I just going to sound like I am bluffing?

I know we are doing fine but I am really nervous. Any thoughts please? Thanks smile

julienoshoes Thu 07-Feb-13 21:15:10

Hello akaemmafrost
I've just answered your post on the FB mumsnet page.

akaemmafrost Thu 07-Feb-13 21:58:02

Thanks julie, I have replied smile

Badvoc Sun 10-Feb-13 22:28:10

I found mine really helpful tbh.
The chap who came was lovely, and really put my mind at rest that I was doing the right things.
He was also very apologetic about what we had been through with ds1s old school.
Just have some if his "work" to showcase, perhaps offer her/him so ring that he has baked/cooked and then let them ask you what they want to know?
Good luck x

FionaJNicholson Mon 11-Feb-13 11:15:38

You don't sound like you are bluffing, but you do sound a bit as though you think you have to pass an inspection. If you are in England, the Government Guidelines are here www.education.gov.uk/schools/pupilsupport/parents/involvement/homeeducation/a0073367/elective-home-education-guidelines

MariscallRoad Mon 11-Feb-13 13:50:13

I would tell the LA that that is the style and way that responds to the learning needs of your ds and he is delighted to learn the way he does and that nobody has any right to impose otherwise. I would have thought that hands on is how many children learn.

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