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'Scuse me, but... BUGGER ME!!!!!!! (Ellenjane, you NEED to read this sitting down!)

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Galena Thu 24-Jan-13 07:33:55

Thanks all - I feel a little guilty in a way, because it has been so 'easy'. A friend of mine in the same LA who is a teacher and who has a son with DS had to fight for his statement - and then had to fight to get the hours increased as he was only offered a handful of hours to begin with. He only started school in Sept, so it's not like it was ages ago, and he'd been in special school for preschool.

Really odd.

sneezecakesmum Wed 23-Jan-13 21:03:32


thanks for your local authority!

steelev48 Wed 23-Jan-13 20:58:53

Fantastic news. Well done!

Trigglesx Wed 23-Jan-13 07:05:44

So glad to hear it's been done quickly and with little stress! Now you can relax a little bit!

Galena Tue 22-Jan-13 07:57:30

grin at the chocolates...

I guess I should email the person at the LA and say I am happy with the proposed statement. I don't think I'll add delighted, ecstatic, over the moon, etc!

madwomanintheattic Tue 22-Jan-13 02:55:18


Ours was really easy for yr r, too. grin. There are some statements issued with very little fuss. (and i think traditionally the LA can't really argue with a cp dx, whereas for some reason they try to question an asd dx grin

Such a relief, though. Relax!

NoHaudinMaWheest Mon 21-Jan-13 21:27:24

That's great Galena.

Cheeseswept Mon 21-Jan-13 20:10:25

Excellent! grin
I have just received our final sm and of the 34 amendments I requested only 2 were refused which I had been cheeky about anyway. Is it something in the water or LA's getting a bit gung-ho as sm's will soon be going hmm?

lisad123everybodydancenow Mon 21-Jan-13 19:27:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

mariammama Mon 21-Jan-13 15:59:27

Buy a thank-you card and a nice box of chocs while you're at it grin it's not often that someone on here gets something to thank the LA for. makes me want to send the panel some flowers

Galena Mon 21-Jan-13 14:48:07

Yep - and it's small, it's welcoming, it's keen to have her (although I'm not sure if they've realised what a smartarse she is...) and began discussing what adaptations would need to be made to the school for her on my first visit there - having simply spoken to them on the phone previously! Hey - and she can always learn Polish if she gets bored!

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Mon 21-Jan-13 14:27:43

It's amazing how quickly you can rule some schools out. Your chosen school may not be the middle class, NT, first choice, but I'll bet it's all the more inclusive and welcoming because of that. smile grin Can't stop smiling either.

porridgeLover Mon 21-Jan-13 12:56:42

Oh congrats. I know the feeling of getting support, it's such a relief.
Fab news for you. wine

Galena Mon 21-Jan-13 12:48:56

The title didn't mean that no-one else could read/comment, but I know EJ is in the same LA so understands how this just NEVER happens in the LA.

grin Still haven't stopped smiling (and bought a bottle of bubbly while out posting some packages)

And Ellen, she'll be going to GR. One with unit had an attitude which stinks. All about adapting DD to fit the school rather than the other way around.


moosemama Mon 21-Jan-13 12:45:01

That's brilliant news Galena. grin

Always great to hear of the system actually working!

ouryve Mon 21-Jan-13 11:11:26

A celebratory brew is definitely in order!

zumbaleena Mon 21-Jan-13 11:11:22

Brilliant. I am super proud of you

inappropriatelyemployed Mon 21-Jan-13 11:05:14

I will butt in and second that congrats! What a relief it must be.

Ineedmorepatience Mon 21-Jan-13 10:56:19

Wow, I know Im not ellen but wanted to say, great news.

There are some sensible LA's out there after allgrin

EllenJaneisstillnotmyname Mon 21-Jan-13 10:55:45

Woo hoo! Well done that girl! That is fabulous, that's a full time statement. grin grin

It's slightly bitter sweet, I guess, as she obviously needs the support, but it's brilliant that she's getting it. Which school did you go for in the end? G R or one with attached but irrelevant unit? wine wine (For later, obviously!)

Galena Mon 21-Jan-13 10:45:51

DD (3.9) has mild cerebral palsy. Is a wobbly independent walker and we are hoping she will have SDR later this year to help with the tightness. We started the statementing process around the summer. We had her proposed statement just before Christmas - for the whole 15 hours she is at preschool! We were shock particularly as we didn't need to fight for it.

We replied asking for all the 'should's to be changed to 'will's. They have just sent us the revised proposed statement. Not only have they changed all the shoulds to wills, they have also added that, from Sept 2013, once she is full-time at school, the school will receive funding for: 26.25 hours support each week for Care and Supervision and 5 hours support each week for Midday supervision. FULL TIME SUPPORT AT SCHOOL?!?!?!?!?! Without asking or fighting for it! shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock shock

About to brave the snow to buy a bottle of bubbly!

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