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(8 Posts)
wasuup3000 Thu 15-Sep-11 00:02:28

for refusal to amend part 2 and 2 of dd's statement and include her new diagnosis...

and LA want to meet to disscuss wording on the statement...

too tired for their incompetence...

wasuup3000 Thu 15-Sep-11 00:05:34

2 and 3..

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 15-Sep-11 08:39:40

Ask them for an agenda and proposed outcome, before you agree to meet.

Probably they are just going to be digging for your arguments.

wasuup3000 Thu 15-Sep-11 09:43:50

I have asked the SEN boss to clarify the LA's position ie are they agreeing to amend the statement...

So far been asked if I want an independant ASD school - so replied that the appeal was about part 2 and 3 not about part 4, yet, as part 2 doesn't have dd's new dx in and therefore part 3 provision is not meeting part 2 needs.

So then a member of the SEN team said they would look at part 2 and 3 again.

Then they said they would try and meet me to discuss wording.

Think legally they are kind of a thin thread myself as statement/working document does not include dd's new diagnosis but they are still seeing what they can get away with and playing games at this late stage!

They know my arguments every single one backed up in educational law and case law and supporting professionals. They are just incompetent..."probably" but I agree about the digging, they can dig themselves into a hole!!

Agnesdipesto Thu 15-Sep-11 11:00:31

If the meeting is to go through the working document line by line and see if you can agree changes you should go because the tribunal will make you do this anyway and if you haven't will send you out to do it on the day which means you have less hearing time.
But don't feel you have to agree / compromise you can always say can't agree that bit, leave that for the tribunal
At tribunal you will then each have to explain why you want / object to a particular bit of wording.
It can be quite useful as if they say we don't agree to that bit eg to include the new dx you can ask why.
You should have done the working doc by now though???

Agnesdipesto Thu 15-Sep-11 11:02:12

Forgot to say often 2 weeks before tribunal the case gets 'kicked upstairs' so it may be someone higher up is now taking an interest and thinking we can't waste money going to tribunal on this. Always a chance...

wasuup3000 Thu 15-Sep-11 11:15:42

Been through all the paperwork/working document pre the additional diagnosis and apart from no provision now for additional diagnosis in part 3 and no mention of it in part 2 the disagreements remain the same.

Every point on what I want is evidenced by reports, ed law and case law.

Now getting various approaches by LEA re the school and the wording.

wasuup3000 Thu 15-Sep-11 11:37:24

The LEA's own evidence for the Tribunal states this:

"The County Council will review parts 2 and 3 of the
statement in the light of any new evidence received."

They recieved new evidence in the form of a new diagnosis but have not yet reviewd parts 2 and 3 in light of this.

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