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its bjk - for the 3rd time in a year tribunal decision is in

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bjkmummy Tue 30-Jun-15 20:40:54

and for the 3rd time we have WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

that's 4 tribunal wins in 2 years!

knew we had a strong case but still...............

thank you so much to everyone on here who held our hand through this journey even when at times we felt like we could never win.

our dd will now be going to an indie dyslexia boarding school in sept - such a shame we have had to appeal at every stage and the saddest part is that she is even more behind now than when we started the journey to get her statemented 18 months ago.

uggerthebugger Tue 30-Jun-15 20:42:52

Yes..... <does wiggle around the lounge> You hero!

SummerTimeTOWIE Tue 30-Jun-15 20:47:22

Wow. So very very happy for you!!! Well done! I'll tell littleTowie - he'll be so happy too grin

Absolutely fantastic news. But you shouldn't have had to go through this!

Ineedmorepatience Tue 30-Jun-15 20:55:55

YAY, YAY, YAY!!! I am so happy for you grin


P2K2 Tue 30-Jun-15 20:58:14

So thrilled for you BJK... I have been checking in every day to see if your decision was in (as I am sure others have).

You are an inspiration to us all!

2boysnamedR Tue 30-Jun-15 21:03:20

Yes defiantly inspired me to carry on, well done.

I never doubted you'd win grin

fairgame Tue 30-Jun-15 22:07:38

Well done I'm so pleased for you and dd! flowers

PolterGoose Tue 30-Jun-15 22:07:51

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jigster01 Tue 30-Jun-15 22:33:59

Fantastic news !!!...With the specialist help she will now receive she will come on leaps and bounds I'm sure...
Well done !!

cansu Tue 30-Jun-15 22:35:10

Oh wow. I have followed your posts with a lot of interest as you seem to be like me constantly fighting and constantly forced into a tribunal case at every turn. I am so pleased for you.

AgnesDiPesto Tue 30-Jun-15 23:29:06

Me too, so pleased for you.

So pleased for you flowers.

adrianna22 Tue 30-Jun-15 23:56:20


Well done BJK!!!!

AttilaTheMeerkat Wed 01-Jul-15 07:05:18

Great news indeed for you and your family smileflowers

kojackscat Wed 01-Jul-15 07:16:24

That's great grin

KeepOnKeepingOn1 Wed 01-Jul-15 09:12:47

Well done BJK - I am so pleased for you and DD flowers

You have made my day smile

ChowNowBrownCow Wed 01-Jul-15 09:56:15

Well done bjk!! You are an inspiration to me as I feel like I'm looking down a long dark tunnel right now and I can't see the light! You have achieved what you set out for and it's given me a much needed boost, thank you.

Icimoi Wed 01-Jul-15 10:12:36

Fantastic! The LA's case always sounded bloody ludicrous, they really shouldn't have wasted everyone's time by pursuing it.

JJXM Wed 01-Jul-15 11:17:32


Are you going for costs again?

Icimoi Wed 01-Jul-15 13:28:20

Was the decision based on the costs of the respective placements, or the fact that their school couldn't meet dd's needs? Or both?

Tambaboy Wed 01-Jul-15 13:35:11

Well done!!!

MairOldAlibi Wed 01-Jul-15 13:52:00

that's 4 tribunal wins in 2 years!
Bastards. angry. Also thank goodness and well done.
But what a waste of your time, money, stress and effort

bjkmummy Wed 01-Jul-15 14:05:06

not going for costs again as the judgement sort of paints the LA in a good light - even commending them for going to visit our school just 2 days before the hearing!!

the judge was not an easy one this time and gave us absolute hell despite the overwhelming amount of evidence and the no evidence at all from the LA.

we won on costs as our placement cheaper but also as they ruled the LA school also couldn't meet her needs.

they ruled that having on an onsite SALT was not needed which I had expected and that wasn't the basis of my appeal anyway. they also agreed that she needed specialist teaching by qualified spld teachers not teacher who just have experience ie don't hold the spld qualification so the LA argument about why the wouldn't concede (as they felt costs could go down in future years) shows that argument now blown out of the water as the only way the costs can go is up!

overall the judgement isn't damning of the LA, they question her asd dx (great!) but we won and that's all that matters

MairOldAlibi Wed 01-Jul-15 14:57:43

PM me and I'll tell you if we had the same judge wink

(we lost...)

bbkl Wed 01-Jul-15 17:11:03

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