I've been pondering for a few days now and I think that I will move anyway. My time here has come to an end. There's nothing really to keep us here and my daughter is struggling a bit at school. School was fab when we first joined, then became an academy, lots of new children joined, in 2 years gone from a 4 classes to 6. My daughter has dyslexia so struggles. Her class teacher admitted at last parents evening a few weeks ago that she forgets my daughter is in the class so does get overlooked.mi know my daughter is struggling but is keeping it under wraps. She sometimes leaves me little notes around house as a cry for help. The place I want to move to has a village school with 30 kids in it which would be much better for her. If I lose the tribunal I will also lose my younger sons 1:1 at play schemes at he won't be eligible but the play schemes won't take him without 1:1. If I move then that doesn't become an issue - I will lose my direct payments but the amount I will save in petrol will cover that so can pay it ourselves plus we will be living in the countryside with lovely field views. I know my daughter is unhappy but I know she is also carrying the burden of what's happened with her elder brothers. I promised her once we had sorted out the tribunal, she will become my main focus again and I think the move will be best for her.
Yes OP I would consider moving for my dc's sn (to the ends of the earth) and although it may have worked out for me, it really depends upon individual circumstances...y'all jus have to scuse me, there's a cowboy in ma kitchun asking fer tha maple syrup...goes gud with tha wafffffflez. Gawbless n g'nite.
Yes, I agree probably no need and I thought a bit if I should post, and then thought a bit more and thought there was a possibility that I should. Because I know when it's at the edge, when there's nobody, but you, these sorts of forums really help, because you know it's not just you after all. Just wanted to keep this conversation a bit more open that's all. And no, I wouldn't report such a trivial thing to HQ, we are ladies after all.
float62 there is no need for that. I thought the OP got the answers she needed. I am grateful for these random discussions as they can provide so much useful information which you wouldn't have otherwise thought about. And note the use of word random.
Oh terribly sorry, I seem to have interrupted a conversation about schools in SW London, I thought this was a thread asking other parents of SN children if they would consider moving for the sake of their dc's education. My mishtake...carry on ladies.
Another reason why I woukdn't put Ds in that school is because regardless of the qualification of the lead, sen teachers are often pushed into the role for being crap in the classroom which means that within the profession they are not given much respect often.
I woukd want to see whole-school understanding of the methodology before they stick my boy in a mainstream lesson without support just because they can, not because he'll learn. I woukd want the teacher to embrace the support, not ignore or poo poo it.
I woukd also worry that after a year or two of good intentions they just call it a unit with ABA just because it did have once even though all ABA people left.
These are very possible scenarios and I'd want to see it run in the right direction for a bit first.
Yes I reckon you're spot on Star. Is all a cost calculation at the DVD of the day. Sadly!
As far as I am aware Richmond have always granted home progs v easily to pre school age kids. Term time only. It's Kingston who are rabidly against them, and are now utilising Baker Small to try and obliterate any hint of them. Not on cost, simply principle