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Ds is being referred to the PRU. I'm a bit mistrustful.

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inflagrantedelicto Fri 06-Feb-15 00:38:02

Turns out he's now doing nothing in class. Not even as disruptive, just zoned out most of the time.

Been at this school since Feb 2012 (y3). Now in y6. I only found out by chance, and ask a bit cross, as there's s home school book in place, that I thought was working.

School, after a blistering note from me asking to meet to discuss this situation, say the EP had recommended a referral to the pru. They've been at pains to explain the pru come in to school and work with kids, or make recommendations, but I'm still anxious.

Ds was on SA+. No statement. Dx AS and ADHD Jan 2014. Anyone else been in this position? What do I push for/avoid?

Ineedmorepatience Fri 06-Feb-15 08:28:49

My experience of PRU staff has been very positive, I supported several children who were in part time PRU placements and part time mainstream. The staff were highly skilled and passionate about supporting children!

I dont think run of the mill teachers would opt for working with challenging children!! These teachers are a different breed!

If your Ds is not engaging with school, I would say you have nothing to lose and everything to gain! You will know if it isnt working!

Good luck flowers

xenzani Fri 06-Feb-15 11:16:03

My dd2 who is in year four is in a PRU. She has been there since November and it has been amazing for her.

She was referred there using a positive referral because she was very close to permanent exclusion. No diagnosis yet, but have an ados in april.

The unit is small, and takes primary amd secondary children. The primary section has two classes, dds one has five I think in the morning with two adults so very small groups and the staff are amazing, patient and understanding. Dds class do work but also play a lot of games.

I was worried about her going there, the reputation even though it is an outstanding ofsted, its known here where all the naughty kids go. Dd has gone from school refusing, stressed, violent because her school refused to meet her needs, to being very happy about going to school everyday, doing well, her needs are being met and her outbursts are now minimal.

Her going to the pru was one of the best things for her.

inflagrantedelicto Fri 06-Feb-15 13:30:22

Thank you. It's not helped me having dsd(22) keep going on that I have to keep him out of there. You have no idea how much I appreciate your positive stories.

Ds is infuriating, he's more than capable, but choosing to not engage. School have muttered that they think its emotional issues holding him back, rather than issues directly relating to his DX. I'm just livid that this situation has been allowed to develop, and would have been allowed to continue had I not discovered it by chance. Hopefully they'll have some ideas, his teacher and senco say they've run out of tactics. He spent yesterdays maths lesson with his head on the desk. I love him dearly, but this situation is exasperating.

senvet Fri 06-Feb-15 22:10:01

Have you applied yourself for a Statement EHCP in the past?

inflagrantedelicto Fri 06-Feb-15 22:31:45

No. School told me at the end of y5 that they were going to. They now say there's no point as it won't come through in time/his levels aren't low enough.

Last couple of years have been filled with dealing with self repping in court against abusive fuckwit xh.

Can I do that? How would I start?

Ineedmorepatience Sat 07-Feb-15 08:51:04

Idiots!! That is exactly what happened to Dd3, we didnt know we could apply ourselves until she fell apart in yr 6 and by the time we had to do a refusal to assess tribunal (which we won) and then the LA issued a NIL (which they dont do now) she had to start secondary without a statement and we are still fighting and she is still struggling!!

Why cant these people just do their damn jobs!?

I would definitely let the PRU people support him, they may really be able to help.

Look at the IPSEA website for info on how to apply for a Needs Assessment!

Good luck flowers

xenzani Sat 07-Feb-15 10:40:33

If I hadn't listened to the lovely people here, I wouldn't have applied for a statement for dd. The school refused to do it saying she wouldn't get one, they don't issue them for behaviour, she isn't behind academically etc etc.
I applied, got refused, sent the forms for tribunal and had help from someone sending a few emails, they agreed to assess. Now amending the statement that the school said I wouldn't get.

Ipsea have a very good guide to applying yourself, I used it and found it helpful.

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