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Help me be nice....

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I have a disagreement with ds' school. It's quite big.

I don't really want to put much of the details on here because they are a good and nice school and don't deserve to be picked apart.

But how can I be nice, and not upset anyone whilst making it clear I am not happy about something.

You'd think I'd know. But in the past it was always about being reasonable and polite, realising that any implied friendship was just about them using as much of their tool as guilt as they possibly could.

With this school it is more genuinely about being friends - I hope.

So what? Take party bags? booze perhaps?

MareeyaDolores Thu 07-Mar-13 22:37:15

yy moondog

Some truly amazing people work as bus escorts
I think the best equation is common sense plus wide life experience, multiplied by kindness personified

I have heard other parents complain about the escorts but tbh ds' has a rare ability with the kids in her charge, and she and the driver managed to locate a chocolate tape measure for his birthday! shock

moondog Thu 07-Mar-13 22:58:13

How lovely!
I remember a totally non PC unreconstructed middle aged taxi driver (all fags and dangly air fresheners) gruffly asking me to teach him some Makaton signs.

I'd have had him over some SEN drone for my kid any day.

lougle Thu 07-Mar-13 23:01:08

DD's escort and driver are the most amazing people in her life. The driver changed a few weeks ago, and the new one is a really gentle man. He said 'we don't listen to the radio...we listen to DD1 and <DD1's classmate> because they're the best double-act grin

inappropriatelyemployed Thu 07-Mar-13 23:41:42

Interesting, sorry, I will get flamed for this but I frankly don't care.

Apologies Star this is your thread but I am annoyed and I don't very often get like this.

I post about problems at school I get constantly slated by Moondog who tells me I need to remove my child whatever our circumstances and that the school is shit despite me saying that the school are doing their best.

You, however, should keep your child where he is and work with everyone when no one seems interested in working with you.

Why the difference?

My school are open door. They allow me to sit in school, work with my child whenever I like and are now recruiting for a new TA after explaining to me why they have delayed on it. But then not everyone has all the answers

I don't get the difference.

inappropriatelyemployed Thu 07-Mar-13 23:43:13

I'm not interested in hearing them either. I just wanted to point that out.

justaboutalittlefrazzled Thu 07-Mar-13 23:48:41

IE: the reason I posted to Star saying she shouldn't remove her child part-time is that I think it is the worst of both worlds and will completely destroy her relationship with the school. Just to clarify.

I think that it is too soon for Star to conclude there is no way forward with this school.

I think the chances are the school are deliberately not following her advice because they don't want to start too much focus on the ASD-type issues which her son has, because they are a language disorder school. If Star says he is being failed because they are not addressing his issues, then the obvious answer is "he shouldn't be here then."
But it's early days to conclude it won't work.

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Thu 07-Mar-13 23:59:41

The only thing wrong with your DS's school, IE, is the TA. But that is such a biggy, unfortunately. Haven't got a clue how to get shot of her, unfortunately.

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