You can phone. IMO some case officers like the power they hold over parents by 'knowing' and the parents not. They don't have to tell you officially until the date set by the statutory framework.
My case officer told me on the phone the second the meeting was over, but that was because until that point I had been insisting on sitting on the panel as his educational representative as he wasn't yet in school.
( Had almost forgotten that actually. Proof that you CAN return to a normal human being after they turn you into an animal)
note in lieu isnt legally binding, its basically just advice to the school, but the school dont have to follow the recomendations. sorry its bad news. bloody LEAs I would crack on with the appeal. do you know if you are entitled to legal aid? if so you can contact a solicitor who will complete all of the paperwork for you.
It just stinks doesn't it.mthey refused you appealed they backed down so you think - great - then they do this. Your option is to appeal and like star says start it now and then when the offical letter comes you are ready to go. It's just such a pointless thing with a child stuck in the middle of it. I suspect that evn if I get as far as an assessment I will get the notice in lieu
on your behalf 2boys. We were refused SA at the same time and I think yours was overturned a week or so before mine. Remember that they conceded the SA very quickly once you put in for the appeal and hopefully you will have a similar outcome with another appeal.
I would get the initial paperwork into sendist. You need to request all the reports from the SA so you can see the EP's report etc.
Remember they are hoping you will be despondent and give up.
The thing is the pead backed me, he has two desperate reports saying in is the bottom 1% in two areas! How do they get away with this? Going to try to get hold of very good indi ed psych and take them to the cleaners.
That sucks - I'm sorry. As star says, it's a corrupt system and so probably inevitable as they conceded refusal. However, try and see it as a stepping stone to finally getting provision. You WILL get there.
Don't forget to put in a DPA request to get your DC's files at the LA - that should turn up some "interesting" information.