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How do you feel about your childrens teachers - does inclussion work?

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Welshwoman Sun 14-Jun-09 23:51:25

I'm involved (stupidly) in a SEN - parents stop blaming your teacher for every thing thread - I personally have had mostly very positive outcomes with all my children’s teachers it’s the LEA that have always been a pain . Which is why I think I’m sort of surprised by some of the teacher’s attitude on the thread i.e. that how can they possibly be informed about all the conditions of children with SN when with inclusion being a mainstay of modern education?

Does inclusion work for your child?

Anyone know the average amount of SEN’s children per class

cornsilk Sun 14-Jun-09 23:53:55

WW is this a good idea? Thread about a thread and all that.

Goblinchild Mon 15-Jun-09 00:57:04

Inclusion works for my son, his school have a terrific SENCO, good support strategies and although not all the staff know everything about ADS, they are very good at listening to others that do and taking on board advice.
Average SEN per class? Schools can tell you how many they have as a whole but won't break it down into SA SA+ Statemented or NOC for enquirers usually.

Average per class? Sane schools try to spread them out, but you can't predict.
I have 32 in my class, 7 IEPs/SA/SA+
So that's a combination this year of one ASD, three LDs, two dyslexic, one dysgraphic, two dyspraxic and two ADHD.
Plus 7 EAL (four languages between them)
3 asthmatics, one nut allergy with epipen and a child with diabetes.

Next year the combinations will be different, there's going to be a couple of epileptics, more asthma, two ASDs no diabetics and a dyslexic. I think, but it may change.

Goblinchild Mon 15-Jun-09 01:08:15


about ADS should be ASD.
But the new terminology is ASC apparently, although it doesn't seem to have caught on in the wider world yet, only with SENCOs.

Welshwoman Mon 15-Jun-09 01:48:43

Cornsilk I wanted to ask parents with SN kids what thier experience was - why/is is my mostly poitive experience so rare ? Its not about the thread but about how other parent feel

Welshwoman Mon 15-Jun-09 02:53:37

Cornsilk - I have self reported the thread to be removed - I had no intentuin to offend just curiouse

Goblinchild Mon 15-Jun-09 07:55:54

I think the hardest thing my son has found about inclusion is the element that the other thread discussed. The disruptive behavioural element who like to argue and prioritise their needs over everyone else's. The showcasers who enjoy the spotlight.
The children who are unable to tolerate difference and feel that being rude, insulting and offensive to others is perfectly acceptable, and who have the verbal fluency and street smarts that my son lacks.
So they wind him up, he has a meltdown and there's trouble in spades all round.
His school are very good, and most of the children and parents are great. But in each lesson there are one or two who take up more time clowning and being low-level disruptive and that breaks my son's ability to concentrate and learn.
The other thread was just a heated debate, that's all. Differences of opinion tend to happen with emotive subjects.

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