Here some suggested organisations that offer expert advice on SN.

Educational psychologists

(14 Posts)
AugustaFinkNottle Thu 31-Mar-16 15:13:47

There's a thread about this in Primary Education - www.mumsnet.com/Talk/primary/2602414-education-psychologist?msgid=60188979#60188979. A poster called SupplySam has come up with a gem of a post implying that all independent EPs are charlatans, which includes this:

"If you want a report for information for the school, your child has to be referred through the school. If they won't refer, then a referral is probably not necessary."

If only. If anyone cares to post on that thread with their experience of relying on schools to organise EP reports, do join in.

AugustaFinkNottle Thu 31-Mar-16 15:21:48

I went looking for other gems from supplysam and found this thread in Education - www.mumsnet.com/Talk/education/2603960-teacher-crisis?msgid=60189128#60189128. It includes another gem:

"I see complaints about "needs not being met"

A lot of SEN equates simply to academic weakness, and is dealt with most effectively as such. Most "special" needs, are not in fact particularly "special"/ And the demands from (some!) parents that there child needs hours and hours of special consideration from a teacher already working up to 100 hours a week is a contributing factor to many teachers leaving the profession, and supply teachers choosing to move on."

FFS.

PolterGoose Thu 31-Mar-16 15:33:01

It's a GF, just report.

Youarentkiddingme Thu 31-Mar-16 16:25:14

I agree report.

Although I recognise the name. I started a thread the other day asking a simple question re Ofsted report and timescale for publication. She may a snippy reply that really didn't have anything to do with what I asked!

DigestiveBiscuit Sat 02-Apr-16 09:21:34

Well according to this survey by Guardian education

www.theguardian.com/teacher-network/datablog/2016/mar/22/60-hour-weeks-and-unrealistic-targets-teachers-working-lives-uncovered

It looks to me like the majority of teachers are working less than 65 hours a week, rather than the 100 hours per week Supplysam talks about , and there is no mention of demands by parents of SEN children in the list of what is putting the most pressure on teachers!

I wish some teachers would go and work for the minimum wage on a zero hours contract for a year, in say a major supermarket!

Flanks Sat 02-Apr-16 19:41:07

what does GF stand for?

PolterGoose Sat 02-Apr-16 20:30:30

goady fucker...

Flanks Sun 03-Apr-16 18:30:42

Just checking Ibget the technical terms correct ;)

PolterGoose Sun 03-Apr-16 18:43:08

grin

PortiaCastis Sun 03-Apr-16 18:47:57

No comment
GF

PolterGoose Sun 03-Apr-16 18:53:12

?

PortiaCastis Sun 03-Apr-16 19:18:02

Polter my post was directed at Fink

PolterGoose Sun 03-Apr-16 20:24:24

Aah smile

DigestiveBiscuit Tue 05-Apr-16 09:25:30

IMO, supplysam has swallowed LA propaganda hook, line and sinker! How often do LAs say

"Oh, we don't take any notice of private reports, because parents pay them to say that!"

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