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Tribunal result is in

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TOWIELA Tue 06-Aug-13 13:13:32


I hate using the term "won" but we have!!

grin grin

inappropriatelyemployed Fri 09-Aug-13 22:13:13

God, I know. You look at yourself and think 'what happened'?! Well I do anyway!

TOWIELA Fri 09-Aug-13 20:38:49

grin grin I still can't believe it!

Today, I took DD1 to have her wedding dress fitted. In the full-length mirrors in the fitting room, I caught sight of myself. I look a thousand years older than 18 months ago. sad

inappropriatelyemployed Fri 09-Aug-13 19:36:51

Just got back from my hols and I thought I would check in! Wow - I am so pleased for you. It is brilliant news.

MaccaPacca123 Wed 07-Aug-13 22:58:42

Brilliant! Really pleased for you

popgoestheweezel Wed 07-Aug-13 20:52:49

Amazing news- so happy for you! Not only have you secured the right school for your ds you show all the rest of us (who might be facing the same obstacles in the future) that it can be done. I'm honking like crazy in celebration for you!

nostoppingme Wed 07-Aug-13 17:59:17

You are a brilliant mother! Congratulations on giving your son a chance at life X

zumbaleena Wed 07-Aug-13 16:05:15

yay yay towie!

TOWIELA Wed 07-Aug-13 14:26:17

Judges initials are SJ

The decision is just about sinking in. I've had lovely lovely msgs both here and in RL. It's bloody amazing - finally I'm vindicated and someone has finally listened.

The main thing is my son finally has a future

nennypops Wed 07-Aug-13 13:18:53

Excellent! Which judge was it?

Make sure you get what you need in terms of transport etc now.

tryingtokeepintune Wed 07-Aug-13 11:29:42


2boysnamedR Tue 06-Aug-13 22:48:58

Fantastic news! She who dares wins. I am soo pleased for you! From another mum who faces this possibility one day too

Handywoman Tue 06-Aug-13 22:06:46

That is truly wonderful, congratulations smile

sazale Tue 06-Aug-13 22:00:45

What brilliant news x

uggerthebugger Tue 06-Aug-13 21:40:33

Best news I've had all day!

If ever there's a moment for champagne, this is it - a grim alternative future for your DS has just disappeared, and it couldn't have disappeared without you fighting tooth-and-nail to keep it at bay...

< hands over goose-shaped back slapper, and also some thanks and wine >

AgnesDiPesto Tue 06-Aug-13 21:03:34

Well done you! Fantastic news.

TOWIELA Tue 06-Aug-13 19:54:35

Thank you to everyone on this board. A particularly big thank you to everyone who virtually held my hand over the total nightmare over the last 7 days.

You are all incredible women who have kept me going through some of my darkest hours. flowers

cornypepper Tue 06-Aug-13 19:28:27

Well done smile

WetAugust Tue 06-Aug-13 19:25:45

Brilliant flowers

TOWIELA Tue 06-Aug-13 19:25:34

On the champagne at the moment so sorry if my msg comes over a bit hicuppy! (Although I have no idea why champagne is needed to celebrate the fact that I've proved how severely disabled my son is! )

Judge overwhelmingly has found that the LA school could not meet need. My son has many needs but the judge found that severe dyslexia is the overriding need and that the LA's mainstream school with a speech & language unit could not meet all his needs - particularly dyslexia. And even with bought-in provision, the school wouldn't be able to integrate it all.

It is a very detailed Decision and I'm more than happy with it. I am very happy that judge particularly thanked the head of the speech unit for being such a credible witness. I never had a problem with this particular person, I found her very very professional and told that to the judge (literally). She was just one more pawn in this terrible game that LAs play.

Cost didn't come into it at all. My son's need over-rode everything else.

So my son will be going to a specialist dyslexia school in Suffolk grin grin

Son is over the moon. He and DC2 (grownup!) are now having a David Tenant/Dr Who DVD fest!

fightingforfairness Tue 06-Aug-13 18:30:05

I need the whole story - hurry up and come back please. You can't leave me dangling like this.......

lougle Tue 06-Aug-13 18:26:20


fightingforfairness Tue 06-Aug-13 18:06:28

WOWIE TOWIE grin flowersI knew you would do it!
So pleased for you - they took their bloody time!
I am going through a tribunal myself soon so I may be after some tips.

amumtothree Tue 06-Aug-13 17:32:35

I'm a lurker who has been following your journey and just wanted to congratulate you - well done

jiggles01 Tue 06-Aug-13 17:18:35

Fantastic news !!!! Well done ....
I've been looking out for your result and could also cry for you ..
Its a massive relief and yes,the anger will come.
Well done again worked so very hard .
Woo hoo !!

ouryve Tue 06-Aug-13 17:03:29

Excellent news, TOWIE!

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