Our SN area is not a substitute for expert advice. While many Mumsnetters have a specialist knowledge of special needs, if they post here they are posting as members, not experts. There are, however, lots of organisations that can help - some suggestions are listed here. If you've come across an organisation that you've found helpful, please tell us. Go to Special needs chat, Parents with disabilities, SN teens, SN legal, SN children, SN recommendations.

Sussex mainstream school ASD/dyspraxia

(1 Post)
deadparrot Mon 11-Mar-13 11:58:43

Following my thread a few days ago asking about independent schools, I realised I should have expanded that to include state schools as basically, we're looking for ANY KIND OF PRIMARY SCHOOL AT ALL smile that can offer good support for our DS with ASD/dyspraxia in E Sussex. It's becoming increasingly apparent that the current setting is not able or willing to tailor its provision to his needs and we need to find somewhere else but no idea how to ensure we don't end up in the same situation again.

We have a statement. We will bend over backwards working with the school to develop strategies etc. We will do unfeasibly long school runs. We will take on extra work to pay for expensive schools if that's the only way. We just want somewhere that we can trust to have DS's best interests at heart, that will focus on his strengths and not make him feel 'different', and that will take a common-sense and proactive approach to preventing and managing problems as they (infrequently but inevitably) arise. Is that too much to ask, or do we need some kind of major reality check?

Because of the statement we can look outside of our direct catchment area but it's hard to know where to start and Ofsted not necessarily the best source to go on. (Eg it raves about our current school. Hmm.)

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now