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Arrrrrgh! LA have requested an adjournment

(7 Posts)
noslimbody Fri 28-Mar-14 02:18:02

So they want to wait until September and then assess him after he has had a chance to settle into secondary school, FFS!
WTF is the point of getting him a statement if I am just going to send him to school without a statement. I made it clear that he needs to be assessed because he will not cope in a busy ever-changing environment.
They also expect to make my ds give his views, he will just be unable to talk. He told me if they ask, he will say that he would never go to school without help. Truth is that I would have to drag him in kicking and screaming.
I am so annoyed!
They can't do this can they? Can I stop them?

Ineedmorepatience Fri 28-Mar-14 08:07:17

Sorry you are having to go through this noslim I have no ideas for you but am going to tribunal next week for exactly the same reason.

Dd3 gave her views in writing and stated that she needs more help when she goes to secondary.

It seems that LA's are allowed to make up their own rules. I hope someone comes along who can help you sad angry

bjkmummy Fri 28-Mar-14 08:39:32

have the made the request to the tribunal to adjourn? you can respond and say that you do not wish for it to be adjourned and your reasons why and then the tribunal will decide not the LA.

re the views part - you could get him to write his own views and submit them - thats what i did . my LA did want a second set - another story - but its his views so he can do them in any form that he feels is comfortable.

sunshine175 Fri 28-Mar-14 10:18:02

I can't advise re adjournment. However I wanted to say his needs are his needs - the needs need to be assessed and met and the wait and see if they fail at secondary approach can have disastrous consequences. For us Dd was ok in Sept but mentally collapsed in October and we are struggling to keep her in school since January while going through Statutory assessment process. Wishing you strength in your struggle to prevent what has happened to us.

ouryve Fri 28-Mar-14 11:13:33

He's already had 7 years to settle in at Primary school. What makes them think that there hasn't already been an opportunity to assess his needs, there, with staff who are familiar with him? Presumably, it's not all been plain sailing, otherwise you wouldn't be seeking SA, now.

ouryve Fri 28-Mar-14 11:16:31

And agree with bjkmummy about submitting views. It's your tribunal, subject to SENDIST's rules. LA don't get to call the shots on this. The panel will consider the evidence, submitted and written views from the child concerned are acceptable to them, so will just have to be acceptable to the LA, as well.

ouryve Fri 28-Mar-14 11:17:06

rogue comma, there. evidence submitted.

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