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ok...will try this again, aibu to be put off a school by the amount of children with SN?

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daftpunk Mon 22-Jun-09 14:14:40

posted this in education, (Pre-school, like the twit that i am) ds is due to start secondary school in 2 years so we're looking around already, i am a bit put off by a school with lots of SN children, as SN also means behaviour problems....i'm not sure if i am being unreasonable.

Jumente Mon 22-Jun-09 14:16:30

Oh dear.

islandlassie Mon 22-Jun-09 14:17:15

what is SN?

FabBakerGirlIsBack Mon 22-Jun-09 14:17:24

I will help you out then, you are.

daftpunk Mon 22-Jun-09 14:17:50

special needs...sorry.

doggiesayswoof Mon 22-Jun-09 14:18:02

I'll just hide this thread now I think. Save time later.

EachPeachPearMum Mon 22-Jun-09 14:18:43

hmm I wasn't aware Oratory had a high number of children with SEN dp....

AnarchyAunt Mon 22-Jun-09 14:18:47


SN does not 'also mean behaviour problems'.

There are some SN that may include behavioural problems. There are many that don't.

There are plenty of disruptive children with no SN.

Dunno what you think the 'high' numbers of SN children have got to do with the quality of education your DC will get.

thumbwitch Mon 22-Jun-09 14:19:06

<<passes round the tin hats>>

TotalChaos Mon 22-Jun-09 14:19:36

/thud. have you bothered reading the school's ofsted report or visiting it to find out more? have you any idea what sort of SN the children have? and have you compared the % of children with SN at this school with those at the other local schools?

coppertop Mon 22-Jun-09 14:20:07

You can have SN without behaviour problems you know...

ComeOVeneer Mon 22-Jun-09 14:20:33

OH dear this is going to blow up something awful I fear.

flamingobingo Mon 22-Jun-09 14:20:47

Well the proportion won't come down if children without SN don't go there!


giraffesCantRunA10k Mon 22-Jun-09 14:21:17


daftpunk Mon 22-Jun-09 14:21:26

eppm..he might not get in, if he doesn't, i don't want him going to a school full of children who can't sit still for longer than 2 minutes.

Jumente Mon 22-Jun-09 14:21:56

SEN is slightly different

mumoverseas Mon 22-Jun-09 14:22:01

oh dear god. <MOS hastily grabs one of thumbwitch's tin hats and hides behind sofa>

AnarchyAunt Mon 22-Jun-09 14:22:24

Charming hmm

whingeomatic Mon 22-Jun-09 14:22:34


<<turns round and exits thread pretty sharpish>>

SolidGoldBrass Mon 22-Jun-09 14:22:53

What problems, exactly, do you think that it would cause for your DC? Are you scared that they might learn tolerance and compassion and therefore stop listening to the sort of ignorant claptrap you generally peddle?

Jumente Mon 22-Jun-09 14:23:01

This is highly offensive dp but you know that, don't you.

mumblechum Mon 22-Jun-09 14:23:06

SN can just be something like dyslexia, so you could have lots of perfectly polite and well behaved children who have problems reading.

Equally, you could have lots of extremely bright children who aren't being stretched misbehaving through boredom.

Not sure you've quite thought this one through DP!

LadyOfWaffle Mon 22-Jun-09 14:23:34

SN or SEN?

Jumente Mon 22-Jun-09 14:23:55

I wonder if she is just trolling again. it's so dull.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 22-Jun-09 14:24:49

I don't think its unreasonable to be concerned, as for each of us the best interests of our own children is paramount. You'd be unreasonable if you wrote the school off without looking into it properly.

Whether there is a 'problem' or not will depend on the resources and the staff. Can you go to an open day and see what its actually like?

Being in the company of people different to himself (in various ways) is likely to be good for your DS.

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