She has set November for the next IEP date - the tribunal hearing is then. He has 3 different TA's doing 20 minute interventions daily across 7 areas - so 20 * 5 * 7 = 11 hours or so out of class each week, the rest of time he in class with no designated support but access to like the rest of the class and I would cry if I was the class teacher at the length of the strategies list she is supposed to implement for one child.
I got fed up when they tried to put five on ds1's IEP a couple of years back.
It think madwoman's right, she's shot herself in the foot with this and it should significantly strengthen your case.
Also agree it seems strange that the school don't want funding for all that 1:1 support.
Mind you, our school was the similar. I thought the issue was funding, but it now seems to be more about being told what to do and losing control. SENCO keeps banging on about needing flexibility to meet ds's needs - which basically means they've gone out of their way to interpret ds's statement in an er..... very creative way. The flexibility is all about making it easy for them to resource, nothing to do with what ds actually needs in terms of support.
The school are under pressure from the SEN Manager for the county not to ask for statements, not to require funding other than which is devolved to them. Basically I think they get hassle if they ask for either.
I wouldn't give a toss if I was the ht. I'd want the money to support the children.
<and again with the 'no wonder it's so hard to recruit head teachers' line>
This is why I had to leave my LSA job. Ridiculous amounts of politics and the kids as the lowest priority.
With 15 targets, you've got bags of evidence of need, anyway. D you think she's trying to get you a statement without actually asking for one? Ie actually being deliberately helpful, even if she looks like a loon?