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Aaaahhhh!!! TAC and annual review frustration.

(7 Posts)
FrustratedSycamoreIsNesting Thu 17-Jan-13 14:37:10

Whilst some questions were answered, and some issues are being worked towards, so not all bad. But found out the school want to call an interim review of the statement and take bits (that I fought very hard to get in it) out of the statement.

And the only reason I can see for them taking these bits out is because they haven't met them, and are showing no inclination of wanting to meet them.

Where do I stand? What can I do to keep these bits in and how do I go about it? And how do I get the school to meet them?

The school have been great at meeting everything else that is in the statement, and doing more of other stuff that isnt in there but helps greatly. But it just this one issue that is causing problems.

Veritate Thu 17-Jan-13 15:46:23

How long has the statement been in place?

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 17-Jan-13 15:49:08

You need to request that the school show the EVIDENCE that he no longer needs those parts of the statement, and that will mean evidencing progress, as well as demonstrating records of what they have been doing.

So, really, they can only take them out if they can show that they have met them iyswim.

But, I suspect there will be more to it than that and whilst battling this (which you must), I would also look for an alternative school, possibly independent.

FrustratedSycamoreIsNesting Thu 17-Jan-13 15:49:22

Since August. but been in at various places in the pipeline for the past year

StarlightMcKenzie Thu 17-Jan-13 15:51:56

Ah bollocks. They just want you out imo. or want more funding perhaps.

FrustratedSycamoreIsNesting Thu 17-Jan-13 15:58:23

That's interesting starlight, I think that's what I needed to know.

presumably they can't evidence that something is no longer needed if a) it hasn't been provided in the first place, and b) they don't have a workable/successful alternative currently in place.

Not looking to change schools, as apart from this one issue, they've met everything else. (Complex needs)

lougle Thu 17-Jan-13 16:39:32

I think it depends on whether the 'bits' are as important as the other stuff that's provided.

For example, DD1 gets so much support, so so much individualisation, despite being one of the most able children in the class. If I fought to include an hour's 1:1 SALT each week, the school may no longer be able to meet need (because they do a group SALT model, with 1:1 sessions for specific needs, which DD doesn't have). Would it be worth losing her school to gain an hour of SALT? No way. BUT that doesn't mean that the 'bit' you are debating isn't worth it, at all.

Are they being specific about why they are wanting the bit removed?

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