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Chessismygame Wed 13-Jan-21 21:26:27

Ok so I am homeschooling and I can't print off the worksheets as I don't have a printer. The work is put on Microsoft Teams and the children copy the questions and write the answers or print it off and write the answers in.
I have a child with ASD and has hypermobility in his hands so writing takes a lot longer than the average child. Be fair he is in mainstream and has no learning issues just an IEP which ncludes small group handwriting practice.
I am having to write everything down off the screen before it disappears onto the next thing so he can then copy the work and we often go into break and dinner time before he finishes.
Also by doing maths on paper it would lower his screen time which is making him very tired and giving him headaches.
I have asked school if they could print off the maths worksheet (one page a day) so he can just fill in the answers and they said no.
They said they can't do it for everyone and they also don't want people coming to school to collect due to Covid.
Yet they provide iPads for children with no device to use and they collect them, children with free school meals have to collect vouchers each week from school.
Obviously I will buy a printer but I am a bit disappointed in the school!

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lozster Thu 14-Jan-21 11:06:10

That printer linked looks good however it’s out of stock nationwide. Its £60 which isn’t bad for a laser but the cartridges are £45. It’s also monochrome which my child’s print outs are not - they contain colours that are relevant to understanding what is being taught. I’m aghast quite frankly at some of the attitudes on here. @OP I think you need to try asking for a place in school for your child. It sounds like he would benefit all round by being in.

AHippoNamedBooBooButt Thu 14-Jan-21 13:17:22

OP I have this printer and pay less than £2 a month for ink as I do the subscription service with hp (instant ink?)$ja=tsid:59130%7Cacid:289-152-2757%7Ccid:599609992%7Cagid:24126986217%7Ctid:pla-882531610245%7Ccrid:94168542777%7Cnw:g%7Crnd:1424204444169343012%7Cdvc:m%7Cadp:%7Cmt:%7Cloc:1006886&utm_source=Google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=599609992&utm_term=&utm_content=shopping&utm_custom1=24126986217&utm_custom2=289-152-2757&gclid=Cj0KCQiA9P__BRC0ARIsAEZ6irjYRJLzAoyXILb_Rlr6D6EKgnG3FMW-nkIfCaf7hBQbOrVXiiUAGeAaAhaSEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds

AuntyFungal Thu 14-Jan-21 14:21:46

OP, as your DS has a diagnosis then school are responsible for adapting home learning.

DS will be covered by the Equality Act ‘10 and by the Gov’ SEND Code of Practice.

Contact the school’s SENCO and explain the current difficulties in producing and handing in work. Ask what accommodations they will implement under the current restrictions.
Ask the SENCO how his IEP has been modified re home learning.
You should have a copy of his IEP - it is a statutory requirement. It might not be called an IEP but it must be produced.

Under the terms of the Gov SEND Code, they must (statutory requirement) explain why they are not meeting the Code’s requirements - if they choose not to adapt learning.

Once you have a diagnosis (or suspected) diagnosis, then an IEP must be written. There is typically no need for an EHCP unless specific funding or school is required. All educational, pastoral, behavioural and medical adjustments should be on the IEP.

Any problems DM me or get over to the SEN section. This should not be a race to the bottom. Schools have trained SENCOS and budgets for this.

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