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Head refuses to see my DD's dyspraxia as needing help as its not 'SEN' !

(5 Posts)
supermum98 Thu 26-Sep-13 23:14:40

I couldn't get my son on the SEN register, despite 3 x diagnosed SPLD's according to an EP report. I was told that he has to be 2 years behind by PP, but IPSEA said that this is an unlawful blanket policy. I have put in a one-page plan on strengths, weaknesses, barriers to learning, help they could give in the class-room, to every teacher, which is as much as they would do on action. However, if things go pear shaped have been advised to go in and say 'According to the Education Act 1996, I believe that my son has a disability and his needs should be met. Also check Regulations 2001 and Equality Act 2010. You could also get a note from the Doctor I was told if you can show anxiety caused by them not meeting needs.

I lot of schools are not doing SMART targets on IEP's now, which are still law, but any intervention should have a base line measurement, followed by further measurements to track progress, but alas we were failed in the same way over the last few years, but I had so many other issues, I got exhausted and never solved that one.

PoshCat Fri 20-Sep-13 17:15:04

Dyspraxia requires some degree of special intervention doesn't it. That intervention is going to be needed in the school setting therefore it is an SEN.
Isn't it?

Annabella56 Sun 18-Aug-13 17:35:15

Move schools now! Your trying to work with someone who doesn't think dyspraxia is a SEN!

LuvMyBoyz Sat 25-May-13 05:08:32

So sorry to hear you are going through this. There are changes in the way SEN is defined at the moment and your dd may well miss out on being 'SEN' and School Action (although these changes should not be until April 2014). The school has put an intervention in place, though, so seem to be addressing her needs without the labels which is what the changes are all about. The only trouble here is that the school have given you no confidence in them either in their actions or in their suspicious record-keeping. Is dd happy there? If so you may want to see what progress she has made in her next report. Otherwise you may want to find a school prepared to communicate with you. Best wishes

twobluesandapink Tue 21-May-13 11:14:45

What should I see in a copy of my daughters School Record?

Hi there this is my first ever 'dip' into mumsnet as I try not to 'post' anything as I have a short term memory issue that makes anything 'computery' soo frustrating lol but I have been running around in circles for so long Ive lost the plot and need some help! We are having problems with our daughters primary school (well it went to an Academy in December which the head seems to use to muddy the waters so to speak) The staff are brill, our problems seem to stem from a head who's anything but honest and open sadly. Soo, we have done the 'letter' (asking for a copy of her school record etc) and surprisingly just under the 15 day marker came the envelope . . . . I now have;

Pupil Record (one sheet with her unique pupil number on)
Admission form (with emergency contacts) Not currant info!
Medical Information 1st sheet we did, no updates with her dyspraxia!
Ethinic background info 2009
Consent form (images etc) again only 1st one not changes we made!
Visits Consent form
A copy of her Progress report (Foundation Stage)
A copy of her school 'report' for year 1
A copy of her school 'report' for year 2
Attendance sheets

The last report being for 2011-2012 so nothing from this current year.
So basically we had all this anyway! Do you think they have given me everything they should have please? We went through a rough year last year with meetings galore. As the school refused to except she had any 'needs' so we begged for her consultant (nut allergy) to arrange some assessments. These identified dyspraxia for which she had to have immediate intervention as her fine motor skills had a score of 5. I would have thought there would be info about a meeting with parent partnership too as the school refused to put her on school action but agreed to do some 'intervention'. The head wont let them attend with us now as she isnt 'sen' and the school is now an Academy grr but even they said they had never met a school that didnt give 'levels' going into intervention and levels coming out, so we have no way of knowing how its been working. We are at our wits end. So everything has stopped now and the thought of trying to start it all off again is just soo draining I want to burst into tears! Which makes me even angrier :$

Any advice kind peeps? x

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