"Badvoc at our children's school the only parents who get to see a teacher after school are those with SEN and the only kids who anybody wants to push are those with SEN or those in danger of not getting a 4 in Sats.
I really resent the idea of punting kids out of classes in order for those already in extra small groups getting extra booster classes to have even more.
Fine I sympathise if you have an Sen child but subjecting others to a shed load of disruption when Sen parents argue for inclusion for their kids is simply unfair."
I don't want mainstream inclusion for my kids. Particularly not DS1. I want him sent to a much more expensive school with specialist teaching and tiny class sizes where he doesn't have to be lumped in with 20 neurotypical kids and all their petty social rules and smells and noises, all of which cause him a lot of distress.
I'd just started to type a reply in the thread - but deleted it. Def time to sit on hands - I'm already enraged by the crap 'system' and the way our children are treated - responding to such posts would just enrage me even more.
Best to ignore such ignorance and go get a cup of tea instead!
Funny thing was I'd stayed of MN because I'd heard it was so judgemental. But when I finally decided to post on this forum (after months of lurking!), I found it to be the exact opposite. MNSN has been a lifesaver to me in the last couple of weeks.
MNSN has been a lifeline for me Rosie so I know what you mean. Must remember to hide Aibu and education topics from now in! HE board is fab too, as is my post natal group. Gah! Can't believe his upset I am about this....
....having seen coverage of NAHT conference generally - I would urge anyone with an ounce of common sense to volunteer as a school governor - seriously - I haven't read the other thread (I'm cross enough) - but I am not surprised that mums* are up in arms about the carry on - if these are the people running schools in general, I think my kids have been exceptionally lucky ...*(even if they also happen to be cowbags about SEN children)