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Appeal number three, same old, same old(7 Posts)
Here we go again. If this wasn't taking three years of my sons education I could laugh.
LA response - missed final deadline
LA apologised for clerical errors - then had to reissue this apology as it contained "clerical errors"
Asked me to provide a report from the appendix ( which they produced and I only have it as they issued it to me in the first place)
Said they have already instructed a EP to assess without informing me after I had my official complaint upheld when they got the EP in before and didn't tell me.
Yet again they know nothing about my sons diagnosis. Any diagnosis. Praise The Lord - he is
once again cured
It's really hard, really hard not just to form a mental picture of these people and pre judge.
Jeepers!!! It really is crap isnt it!!
It's going to be bloody hard not to go insane this time.
I have to try to not let this appeal drive me insane as from the off it's boiling my boil. Access to 13 hours of ta time is quantified and specified - really?? He doesn't need to be in a ss as he has access to OT and salt in ms - really? So why has he had no slt or OT since I was last at appeal in oct 2014?
Yes he could get slt and ot in ms. There is a less than subtle difference between "could" and "will" or "does"
I am going to enjoy asking the rep if they could get clarification from ds case officer
who in all likelihood sits a few chairs away from her what the appendix commissioned by another LA employee means as again, they don't think that "having very poor working memory" is worthy of making into the statement yet it's in the appendix - that they nothing about - but sent me after i asked for it
Keep breathing 2boys They are utterly useless, I am almost dreading recieving Dd3's statement!! After all the fighting it is still going to be utterly shite but I am done with it and am not going to tribunal again!!
I know it is shit that nothing really happens until you appeal to tribunal and then provision comes out of the woodwork (so that by the time the LA get to tribunal with fresh provision on paper (thus making it 'unnecessary' to appeal parts 2 and 3 --if you just ignore the whole s&q thing--) because parents can't predict that this new approach will fail and it may have taken 5 years (DS2) and we may have had the relevant information for years but 'we have, finally, now got it right' <ingratiating smile>) but ime that's just the way things are and this whole process is easier to deal with if you accept and expect that instead of railing (?sp) against the injustice of it all.
btw I am a total hypocrite and don't practise what I preach
In the last couple of weeks I have had a 3 hour feedback meeting with LA EP (at home) following assessment and observation in school the day before, plus LA SEN officer at IEP review meetings at school, plus another meeting at home with another SEN officer to get pre-approval for funding of DS1 to local indi SS following breakdown of his OOC placement so that when he is able to visit a school he can then be reintegrated and I can't think straight anymore. LA SEN dept are my best buddy re DS1 and are actually being quite reasonable and siding with me against their choice of school whose views to tribunal were that the statement exaggerates need and want a reduction in interventions/hours. I preferred things with DS1 where there was no direct communication between issue of final statement and tribunal hearing.
I have more problems with schools wrt DS2. I have tried to work with his current school but the culture/staff are ignorant, arrogant arseholes. I have not yet named a specific school as his current school is beyond crap and other local alternatives won't even let me view as the year group is 'full'. I feel that he is being forced out of the m/s by the attitude of schools but the LA is committed to fight and so I am being forced to tribunal. The LA said I would have to go to tribunal to get a place in parental m/s preference but the school will not even let me over the threshold to gather evidence of suitability.
I'm planning a retreat into insanity when it is all over.
Bloody hell 2boys, I feel for you. I know, I just know, that I will be in a very similar position to you in relation to my DS2 at some point. LA have been really poor and I know that I will have to gear myself up for a fight. to you for such huge and continuing efforts
It's easier to treat this like a comedy...
Had OT report after a visit in may I wasn't informed of.
Ds is now attending assembly again, I never knew he wasn't more worryingly, neither did his teacher
Maybe the report reffers to the Ryan mentioned in his statement ( ds isn't a Ryan or born in 2012 and in year 1 at the time pmsl!)
Don't panic, the kids are in safe hands!!!!
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